[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013
"ASHLEY, a parish in the hundred of Cheveley, in the county of Cambridge, 3½ miles to the east of Newmarket, and 63 from London. It includes the hamlet of Silverley. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value with the vicarage of Silverley, £150, in the patronage of the Hon. W. R. J. North. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, was built in 1845. There is a national school. The Hon. W. H. North is lord of the manor.
"SILVERLEY, a hamlet in the parish of Ashley, hundred of Cheveley, county Cambridge, 4 miles south-east of Newmarket, its post town. It was formerly a separate parish. There is no village, only two or three farmhouses. The living is a vicarage annexed to the rectory of Ashley, in the diocese of Ely. The church is in ruins."
[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]