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

Jane Taylor performs a very special Winter Concert in Ashwick Church Rooms


Oct 4, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid
All local residents are welcome to attend and can address the Council before the start of the meeting.
Sep 19, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid
Somerset Waste Partnership and its collections contractor Kier are stepping up their efforts to tackle a driver shortage that is causing delays to recycling collections in our area.