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"LONG ASHTON, a parish in the hundred of Hartcliffe-with-Bedminster, in the county of Somerset, 2 miles to the S. W. of Bristol. It is situated in a wooded valley of great beauty, on the river Avon, which separates it from Gloucestershire, and at the foot of the Dundry hills. The village occupies the slope of Ashton Hill, and from the road which passes through it there are charming views of the valley, the river, Bristol, Clifton, and the scattered villages in Gloucestershire. In this parish are comprised the hamlets of Bower-Ashton, Kingcott, Providence, Yanleigh and Rownham. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £450, in the patronage of W. G. Langton, Esq., and Sir J. Smyth, Bart." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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