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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Ashbury

Historical Forms

  • Esseberie 1086 DB
  • Essebiry 1223 Pat
  • Asebiria 1136 France
  • Assebure 1238 Ass
  • Ashbiry 1291 Tax
  • Aissebyri 1274 Exon
  • Aysshebyry 1276 Cl


'burhby the ashtree,' v. æsc , burh . There are no remains of any earthworks here now.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name