Ashton under Hill
"ASHTON-UNDER-HILL, a parish in the hundred of Tibaldstone, in the county of Gloucester, 5 miles to the S. W. of Evesham, its post town. It lies in a fair valley, bounded on the N. by Bredon Hill, nearly 1,000 feet high, and commanding fine views over Gloucester, Cheltenham, and Tewkesbury. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the vicarage of Beckford, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is dedicated to St. Barbara."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
- Original source material relating to Ashton under Hill, and other parishes in Diocese of Worcester may be found at the Worcestershire Record Office.
- The transcription of the section for Ashton under Hill from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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- The parish of Ashton under Hill was transferred from Gloucestershire to Worcestershire in 1931.
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