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 20, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Oakhill Village Hall Painting Party Thursday, 4 April 2013 - All welcome: 11am

If you have some spare time and would like to help redecorate the village hall we would be grateful to see you at the Village Hall at 11am - come with a paint brush!

Experience not required...


Feb 18, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid


There is a vacancy for one Councillor on Ashwick Parish Council, with the position to be filled by co-option.    The Parish Council wishes to encourage Electors of the Parish to suggest individuals, including themselves, to be considered for Co-option.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please contact the Clerk or any member of the Parish Council.   Anyone interested is welcome to come along to any parish council meeting to see what goes on.  

For more information, please contact the clerk to the Council.

Ms. Sandrine Vaillant.
Clerk to Ashwick Parish Council
Burleigh Cottage
Leigh Street
Leigh on Mendip   BA3 5QP       

phone:  01373- 812563
email:    [email protected]

Feb 1, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid
A new section, dealing with our local environment, has been added to the website