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.

Latest News

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Apr 22, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Ashwick and Oakhill Village Hall Annual General Meeting

All residents within the Ashwick and Oakhill Parish welcome

Monday, 16 June 2014: 7.30pm

Apr 20, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Result of the planning application 'Land To The Rear Of Lothlorien Oakhill Radstock Somerset BA3 5AZ' which was opposed by local residents and Ashwick Parish Council.

Ashwick Parish Councillor Peter Langmaid has resigned.

Mar 21, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Household Recycling & Refuse Collections - Bank Holiday Day Changes for 2014