Place:


Aston Somerville  Gloucestershire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Aston Somerville like this:

ASTON-SOMERVILLE, a parish in the district of Evesham and county of Gloucester; on the river Isborne, 4 miles S by E of Evesham r. station. Post Town, Broadway. Acres, 993. Real property, £1,475. Pop., 105. Houses, 21. The manor has been held, for upwards of six centuries, by the family of Somerville; of whom were William Somerville, the poet, author of "The Chase," and Lord Somerville, the distinguished agriculturist, who died in 1819. ...


A salt spring occurs, and interesting fossils have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £272.* Patron, Lord Somerville. The church is very good.

Aston Somerville through time

Aston Somerville is now part of Wychavon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wychavon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Aston Somerville itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Aston Somerville, in Wychavon and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/10336

Date accessed: 15th December 2017


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