Ashton under Hill Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Photo of Thatched cottage, preaching cross and lych gate
Photo of Thatched cottage, preaching cross and lych gate Three traditional features of an English village scene; Ashton under Hill. by Jonathan Billinger, some rights reserved.

Ashton under Hill is a chapelry of Beckford Ancient Parish in Gloucestershire.

Church: St Barbara

Registers begin: 1596

Nonconformists in Ashton under Hill include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Ashton under Hill

  • Elmley Castle
  • Overbury
  • Dumbleton
  • Sedgeberrow
  • Beckford
Ashton-Under-Hill Church
Ashton-Under-Hill Church. Ashton-under-Hill church is dedicated to St Barbara, here it is viewed from the south-east. The copyright on this image is owned by Philip Halling and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Ashton-Under-Hill, a parish in the district of Evesham, and county of Gloucester; on the Ashchurch and Evesham railway, with a r. station, 5 miles SW of Evesham. Post Town, Beckford, under Tewkesbury. Acres, 1,300. Real property, £2,475. Pop., 411. Houses, 93. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Beckford, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol.

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

Ashton-under-Hill, 6 miles N.E. Tewkesbury. P. 342

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Ashton-Under-Hill, a chapelry in the parish of Beckford, Gloucestershire; 5 miles south-west of Evesham. Living, a curacy in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol, annexed to the vicarage of Beckford. Pop., in 1801, 305; in 1831, 291. Houses 70. Acres 1,300. A. P. £1,857. Poor rates, in 1837, £122.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

The Cross at Ashton-Under-Hill
The Cross at Ashton-Under-Hill. The medieval cross and sundial in Ashton-under-Hill date from the fourteenth century. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ashton-Under-Hill, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Evesham (99) 5 m. S. Pop. 301.

A chapelry in the parish of Beckford, partly in the hundred of Tewkesbury, upper division, and partly in that of Tibaldstone. The living is a perpetual curacy in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, annexed to the vicarage of Beckford; church ded. to St. Barbara.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Directories

Ashton under Hill Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Ashton-under-Hill Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Ashton-under-Hill Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Family History Links

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Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Evesham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Campden
  • Poor Law Union: Evesham
  • Hundred: Tibaldstone
  • Province: Canterbury
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