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"ASHINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Stone, in the county of Somerset, 3 miles to the N. of Yeovillage Ilchester is its post town. It lies on the banks of the river Yeo, not far from the borders of Dorsetshire. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £162, in the patronage of the Rev. J. Nottidge. The church is dedicated to St. Vincent. There is an endowment of £3 per annum for the instruction of five boys at the Marston Magna school, founded by Sir J. St. Barbe." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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