In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ashbrittle like this:
ASHBRITTLE, a parish in Wellington district, Somerset; on the verge of the county, and on the river Tone, near the Western canal, 3¼ miles from the Bristol and Exeter railway, 6 miles W by S of Wellington. It includes the tything of Greenham; and its Post Town is Wellington, Somerset. Acres, 2,489. Real property, £3,715. Pop., 525. Houses, 100. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £450.* Patron, J. Quicke, Esq. The church is mainly old, partly new. There are a chapel of ease, built in 1860, and a national school.
Ashbrittle is now part of Taunton Deane district. Click here for graphs and data of how Taunton Deane has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ashbrittle itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ashbrittle, in Taunton Deane and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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