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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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
Mar 4, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid
Oakhill & Ashwick local history group 
We have had several enquiries over the past year regarding availability of our previous book publications, all of which sold out very quickly.   We are considering a small re-run of our book
‘Oakhill & Ashwick---some of our memories and old photographs’
This book was last published ten years ago in 2005, and comprised of 56 pages. We sold 500 copies then, so we are wondering how much interest there would be for a small reprint.
As the reprint would be of a small volume the price, should we go ahead, would be £10.
To give us an idea of the interest, please E-mail lhg.oakash@yahoo.co.uk  to log your interest, with your name and address.  If we obtain sufficient interest, we will publish and advise you accordingly.
Jan 5, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid
Why not start the new year with a country walk. Mendip Ramblers are leading two walks from Oakhill on Sunday 18th of January. These walks are free and open to the community – you do not need to be a member of the ramblers. Both walks start from the village hall, The Recreation Ground, at the top of Zion Hill (BA35AN). The first walk starts at 10 am and is 7 miles. The second walk starts at 1.30 pm and is 4 miles. Join us for either or both walks. If you need more details call Les Stather on 07768556735