West Ashton

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West Ashton
West Ashton St John.jpg
Parish church of St. John the Evangelist
West Ashton is located in Wiltshire
West Ashton
West Ashton
 West Ashton shown within Wiltshire
Population 737 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference ST8755
Civil parish West Ashton
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Trowbridge
Postcode district BA14
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places

Coordinates: 51°19′N 2°11′W / 51.31°N 02.18°W / 51.31; -02.18

West Ashton is a village civil parish in Wiltshire, England. It is two miles south of Trowbridge, on the A350 between Melksham and Yarnbrook bypassing Trowbridge.

The parish includes the hamlets of East Town and Rood Ashton. Rood Ashton House was a country house that was destroyed in stages in the 20th century. The Church of England parish church of Saint John the Evangelist includes the family crypt of the Long family, visible in the bottom left of the image, formerly the owners of Rood Ashton House.

Long's Park Castle

Before the late 19th century, West Ashton was part of Steeple Ashton parish. Both were within the hundred of Whorwellsdown.

To the north of the village on the A350 is the folly known as Long's Park Castle, originally a lodge for Rood Ashton House. It is now used for holiday accommodation.

East Town Farm is home to a working windpump,[2] one of the last in the area.


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