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"ASHILL, a parish in the hundred of Abdick and Bulstone, in the county of Somerset, 6 miles to the N. of Chard. Taunton is its post town. The Chard Canal passes near it. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £98, in the patronage of the Prebendary of Ashill, in Wells Cathedral. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. In the reign of Edward II., a charter for a weekly market on Wednesday was obtained by Thomas de Multon, then lord of the manor; also for fairs on three Saints' days. A fair is now held on Easter Monday. There is a chalybeate spring, called Skipperham Well, the water of which is considered useful in scorbutic affections." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



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