Parish church of St John the Evangelist
West Ashton shown within Wiltshire
|Population||737 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||West Ashton|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||South West Wiltshire|
West Ashton is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. It is about 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Trowbridge, near the A350 between Melksham and Yarnbrook which bypasses Trowbridge. The parish includes the hamlets of Dunge (grid reference ), East Town ( ) and Rood Ashton ( ).
The Anglican Church of St John the Evangelist was built in 1846 to designs of T.H. Wyatt with funding from Walter Long. Its east window is a 1920 war memorial. In 1988 the church was designated as Grade II listed.
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.
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- Historic England. "Church of St John the Evangelist, West Ashton (1262135)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "West Ashton Primary School". Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "West Ashton Village Hall". Charity Commission. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
Media related to West Ashton at Wikimedia Commons