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Aston Somerville

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[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"ASTON SOMERVILLE, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, in the county of Gloucester, 3 miles to the S. of Evesham. It lies on the east side of the river Isborne, close to the border of Worcestershire. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, of the yearly value of £272, in the patronage of Lord Somerville. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The manor has from a very remote period belonged to the Somerville family, who had a mansion here surrounded by a moat, of which there are now no remains. Among the members of this family were John Lord Somerville, President of the Board of Agriculture, and founder of the Smithfield Club, and William Somerville, the poet, author of the "Chase". Aston is still the family burial-place. There is a mineral spring in the parish, and some fossils have been discovered."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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  • Original source material relating to Aston Somerville, and other parishes in Diocese of Worcester may be found at the Worcestershire Record Office.

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"ASTON SOMERVILLE, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, in the county of Gloucester, 3 miles to the S. of Evesham. It lies on the east side of the river Isborne, close to the border of Worcestershire. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, of the yearly value of £272, in the patronage of Lord Somerville. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The manor has from a very remote period belonged to the Somerville family, who had a mansion here surrounded by a moat, of which there are now no remains. Among the members of this family were John Lord Somerville, President of the Board of Agriculture, and founder of the Smithfield Club, and William Somerville, the poet, author of the "Chase". Aston is still the family burial-place. There is a mineral spring in the parish, and some fossils have been discovered."

 

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

 
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Historical Geography

  • The parish of Aston Somerville was transferred from Gloucestershire to Worcestershire in 1931.

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