Place:Ansty, Wiltshire, England

Alt namesAnsteysource: alternate spelling
Ansty Coombesource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.037°N 2.063°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoDunworth Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Tisbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district 1894-1934
Mere and Tisbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1934 - 1974
Salisbury District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
Mere and Tisbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district 1934-1974
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Ansty is a small village and civil parish in southwest Wiltshire, England, about 6 miles (10 km) east of Shaftesbury. The village is just north of the A30 road between Shaftesbury and Salisbury. The parish includes the hamlet of Ansty Coombe.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Ansty from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"ANSTEY, a parish in Tisbury [registration] district, Wilts; under Whitesheet hill, 2 miles S by E of Tisbury [railway] station, and 5 SSE of Hindon. Post Town: Tisbury under Salisbury. Acres: 840. Real property, with Swallowclift: £3,778. Population: 298. Houses: 59. The property is divided among a few. A preceptory of the Hospitallers was founded here in 1210; and a barn belonging to it still remains. The living is a donative in the diocese of Salisbury. Value: £22. Patron: Lord Arundell. The church is the oldest in the diocese; has an ancient font; and is in tolerable condition. Dr. Richard Zouch, judge of the court of admiralty in the reign of Charles I., was a native."

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