Ashton  Devon


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

ASHTON, a parish in St. Thomas' district, Devon; adjoining the river Teign, 4 miles N of Chudleigh, and 6½ WSW of Exminster r. station. Post Town, Chudleigh under Newton-Abbot. Acres, 1,709. Real property, £1,985. Pop., 347. Houses, 66. Viscount Exmouth is lord of the manor, and owns most of the land. ...

The Chudleighs were proprietors for several hundred years; and their mansion, some remains of which still exist, was garrisoned for King Charles I., and taken by the Parliamentarians. Manganese ore is mined. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £230. Patron, the Rev. George Ware. The church is a small ancient edifice, with square turreted tower. Charities, £6.

Ashton through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ashton, in Teignbridge and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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