West Ashton, Wiltshire Family History Guide

West Ashton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Wiltshire, created in 1847 from Steeple Ashton Ancient Parish.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1847
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1847

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHTON (West), a tything and a chapelry in Steeple Ashton parish, Wilts. The tything lies near the Great Western railway, 2½ miles SE of Trowbridge. Post town, Trowbridge. Acres, 2,040. Pop., 314. Houses, 67. The chapelry is conterminate with the tything; and is a p. curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £200. Patron, W. Long, Esq., of Rood-Ashton. The church is a neat modern edifice; and has a stone pulpit and a good organ.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Westbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Westbury and Whorwellsdown
  • Hundred: Whorwellsdown
  • Province: Canterbury