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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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Apr 25, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Your invitation to the Ashwick Annual Parish Meeting 2017 Wednesday 10th May 2017 At 7.00pm in the Village Hall

 

Apr 25, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Another dog attack on livestock in Oakhill

Apr 13, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Jo Webb is planning to start a Tai Chi For Health Class, based in Binegar Village Hall, starting on May 2nd, between 2-3pm.  Tai Chi is suitable for mature people looking for a gentle form of exercise.