The Parish of Ashwick is situated in the eastern area of the Mendip Hills, 4 miles north of Shepton Mallet, and 6 miles north-east of the Cathedral City of Wells. Ashwick Parish is one of dispersed settlements, with the village of Oakhill being the largest populated area. Smaller hamlets are at Benter and Neighborne and a small cluster of houses close to Ashwick church. The Parish also embraces part of the hamlet of Nettlebridge and part of the village of Gurney Slade.

There are many isolated farmsteads and today, farming is the major economic activity taking place in the Parish.

Ashwick is an ancient settlement dating back to the 9th century, but with much older connections. The Roman road, the Fosse Way, passes along the eastern boundary of the parish and to the west is Maesbury hill fort, a major Iron Age settlement.

The parish contains a network of thriving communities: churches, pubs, a school, farms, small businesses, and many people who choose to live in this beautiful part of the Somerset countryside and commute to nearby towns.

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May 14, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid
No, not a nasty disease or a new work of modern art... but the website of an Oakhill based classic Combine Harvester preservation group.
May 6, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid
Are you interested in your village?
We have a large collection of photographs and information relating to the village.
You can have access to this by becoming a member of the Oakhill & Ashwick local history group.
We meet on the third Wednesday of the month in The Village Hall @7.30pm
Membership is only £12 per household per annum.
Contact John Rayment—membership secretary on 01749 841042


Come to our next meeting on May 20th for a talk entitled

'Reflections of Wells'  - David Beavis
Meetings are very relaxed,  Tea/coffee provided.
Non members £2
Mar 9, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid
Valerie Smith of Parkinson's UK Bath and District Branch advises dates for 2015 Coffee Mornings