In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ashley like this:
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.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ashley, in Cotswold and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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