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Sherston Magna - OPC Vacancy

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Sherston Magna Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Alderton - Didmarton (GLS) - Easton Grey - Foxley - Hullavington - Luckington - Norton Coleparle - Oldbury on the HIll (GLS) - Sopworth - Tetbury (GLS)

 

Websites

GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Sherston Magna
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies
Wiltshire Community History - Historical information for parishes within the Wiltshire County jurisdiction.
Register of One-Place Studies - Sherston Magna Entry

 

The Parish Church of Holy Cross

In the extreme north west corner of the county is the sleepy one time coaching town of Sherston.  Above its large cruciform church rises a lofty central tower, Gothic in design but built as late as 1730 presenting a new aspect of the versatility of the Early Georgian architect.  The nave arcade is twelfth century with circular pillars and good capitals of the period.  There is a fine thirteenth century window to the north transept; the chancel is of this date.  Over the south porch is the battered figure of an individual known as "Rattlebones", honoured locally as a hero who defended the town against the Danes.

Churchyard Gallery          John Pope's Pictorial Walk Around Holy Cross

Churchyard Survey (incomplete)

Parish Register Transcripts

Marriages

1653-1812       1812-1837

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1653-1992
Marriages 1653-1969
Burials 1653-1877
BTs 1838-1864 are held at Bristol Record Office

 

Parish History

The parish includes Sherston Parva, Pinkney, Knockdown and Willesley

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Malmesbury Registration District
April 1936 - Present Chippenham Registration District

 

Buildings and Land

Cattle Plague Regulations 1867                Owners of Land 1873

Maps

Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1849          Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879

 

Directories

Post Office 1855               Kellys 1867               Post Office 1875                Kellys 1898               Kellys 1915               Swindon & District 1928               Taylors Telephone 1941

 

Education

 

Emigration and Migration

 

Employment and Business

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807                General Medical Council Registrations 1859-1959

 

Miscellaneous Documents

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

 

People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts

1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911

 

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Voters List 1832             Voters Lists Revisions 1843               MP Nominations 2015            

Family Notices   

1800-1849                   1850-1899              

General Items

Rattlebones or St. Aldhelm 1967             

Inquests 

Inquest Reports 1800-1849                                 

Parish Notables

Sheila Hancock, Actress and Author               John Thaw, Actor

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - These items were donated by Ken Tuck and contains entries that may or may not relate to the Tuck family however they have been published as such.  Many references to Quaker entries may be found from across the county.

 

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Settlement Orders 1810 Tenders for Medical Service 1837 Election of Guardians 1837
Election of Guardians 1839 Election of Guardians 1844 Nomination of Guardians 1886

 

Probate

Will (Admon) of Thomas Holburrowe Proved 1658

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Military Gallery

Muster Roll 1539                 Victoria Cross Recipient George Strong 1857                  Married Men's Protest 1916

 

 

Pinckney

Pinckney

Directories

Swindon & District 1928                Taylors Telephone 1941

People and Parish Notables

Poll of Freeholders 1772

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Muster Roll 1539

 

Sherston Parva

Sherston Parva

People and Parish Notables

Elections and Polls

Voters List 1832

 

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