Ashley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1658
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ashley

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHLEY, a parish in the district of Tetbury and county of Wilts; near Akeman-street, 3 miles NE of Tetbury, and 4½ SSW of Tetbury Road r. station. Post Town, Tetbury. Acres, 946. Real property, with Newnton, £4,581. Pop., 90. Houses, 17.

The property is all in one estate; belonged formerly to the Georges and the Hungerfords, and belongs now to the Estcorts. There is a large mansion, and there was formerly a market.

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £220. Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church is ancient, with some arches round, others pointed, and a square embattled tower; contains a large rude font, and tomb of the Georges; and was repaired in 1858.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Ashley, 4½ miles N. Malmesbury. P. 96.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Parish Registers

Marriages at Ashley 1658-1812

Parish Records


England, Wiltshire, Ashley – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Ashley, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Wiltshire, Ashley – Church records ( 2 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Ashley, 1607-1853
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ashley (Wiltshire)

Marriages at Ashley, 1658-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ashley (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Ashley – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments in Ashley, Wiltshire, 1780-1870
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorsetshire and the Isle of Wight 1889


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Tetbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Malmesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Tetbury
  • Hundred: Malmesbury
  • Province: Canterbury

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