Ashill is a small village and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated 7 miles
south of Taunton, and three miles north-west of Ilminster in the South Somerset District.
The Parish includes the hamlet of Windmill Hill and has a population of 529.
Ashill is mentioned in the Domesday book for its extensive woodland. The manor passed
from the de Vaux family to Sir Thomas Moulton by 1317, and then through the Stretche
and Beauchamp families to the Spekes who built Jordans as their mansion, which was
demolished in the 1960s, although the grotto/summer house (dating from 1828) in the