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Corsham - St. Bartholomew Corsham - St. Bartholomew
Corsham - Monks Chapel Corsham - Monks Chapel Ruth Ranger
Neston - St. James & St. Philip Neston - St. James & St. Philip

Corsham Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Atworth - Biddestone - Box - Chippenham - Ditteridge - Lacock - Melksham

Websites

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.

The Parish Church of St. Bartholomew

St. Bartholomew's church was an important one of the "wool country". It's nave is 12th Century; there was once a central tower but this was taken down during the 19th Century and the present one built. As a "clothiers church", the richness of its architecture is concentrated on the eastern parts of the building. The chancel with its chapels and burial places for the local magnate's tombs can still be seen today. There is stone panelling and a stone screen in the North chapel.         St. Bartholomew Gallery

Corsham & Lacock Churches -  Inscriptions on the headstones, memorials and tombs in St. Bartholomew’s churchyard.

Interesting entries from the parish registers 1727-1730               Marriage of George Smith (15yrs) and Honour Sumbler (13yrs 9mths) 1824

Parish History

The Parish includes Avon, Easton, Garsdon, Neston and Pickwick

Population and Other Information

Newspapers

Devizes & Wiltshire Gazette 1816 - Present Salisbury Journal 1738-1819 Sherborne Mercury 1737-1867
Somerset & Wiltshire Journal 1855-1925 Trowbridge Advertiser 1855-1874 Trowbridge Chronicle 1861-1906
Wiltshire Independent 1836-1876 Wiltshire News 1909-1955 Wiltshire Times 1880 - Present

 

Buildings and Land

Robert Hulbert - Defeazance of Land 1785 Harp & Crown PH Sale by Auction 1838 Chippenham Turnpike Notices 1846 
Corsham Turnpike Notices 1846 Donation to Roads Maintenance 1870 Owners of Land 1873 

 

Buildings of Note

Corsham Court

Corsham Court Gallery

Flemish Cottages

Flemish Cottages Gallery

Maps

Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1811                Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814

Public Houses

Methuen Arms

Methuen Arms Gallery

The front of the inn is 19th century, but the back is part of Winter's Court, A Tudor building in which the inn was established in 1608, the famous Edinburgh skittle alley forming part of this earlier inn. The inn stands near the gates of Corsham Court, Lord Methuen's seat, and his Arms may been seen above the portico. The chequer design painted on the door posts of the bar entrance is a unique survival of this oldest of inn signs, which originated in the Roman Tabernae, the custom being carried through Saxon times.               

Crime and Legal Matters

Committed to Devizes House of Corrections 1800-1849 Crime Reports 1800-1849 Bastardy Examinations 1814
Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879
Crime Reports 1850-1899 Action for Slander 1866
Manslaughter Charge Reduced to Dangerous Driving 1940  Fine & Driving Ban for Drink Driving Offence 2014   

 

Directories

Pigots 1830               Pigots 1842                 Slaters 1852/53               Post Office 1875           Kellys 1889               Kellys 1915

Education

Education Gallery

Chapel Knap School, Corsham
Corsham Free School
Corsham Primary
Corsham Regis Primary School
Corsham School
Corsham Secondary Modern School
Heywood Preparatory School, Corsham
Lypiatt Primary School, Corsham
National School for Girls, Corsham
St. Patricks Catholic Primary School, Corsham

Emigration and Migration

Strays Index

Employment and Business

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969 General Medical Council Registration 1859-1959 Game Licenses 1846
Dreadful Accident at Stone Quarry 1853 Lord Methuen & The Labourer 1874 Police Sergeant Reakes Retires 1932

 

Wiltshire Society Apprentices

Edward S. Higgins 1855

Miscellaneous Documents

Filming of Poldark for TV 2014

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Non-Conformity Gallery

Baptist Chapel, Moor Green
Brethren, Pockeridge Lodge
Brethren, Corshamside Hall (also used by Neston Brethren)
Congregational Church, Pickwick Road
Ebenezer Chapel, Priory Street
Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, Velly

Monks Lane Chapel

Monks Chapel Photogallery               Monks Chapel Website               A Short History of Monks Chapel               A Longer History of Monks Chapel

Transcriptions

Baptisms   1760-1837               Burials      1778-1836               These transcriptions are published courtesy of and with thanks to AIGS

Particular Baptist, Pound Pill
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Station Road
Society of Friends (Quakers), Monks Lane
St. John the Baptist, Gastard (see Gastard tab below)
St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Park Lane
Sts. Philip & James, Neston (see Neston tab below)
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Pickwick Road
Zion Hill Baptist Chapel

People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Family Notices 1750-1799 Poll of Freeholders 1722
Family Notices 1800-1849
Marlborough Ball 1838
Longevity 1846
Family Notices 1850-1899
People News 1850-1899 Residents Mentioned in Kilvert's Diary 1870-1879 Cricket Match v Chippenham 1870
Festivities at Harthouse Park 1888 Cricket Match Yew Tree CC v Spye Park CC 1890 Family Notices 1900-1949
Brinkworth Pony Gymkhana and Sports 1937 Funeral Report of Emily Hazell 1939 St. John Ambulance Fete and Prize Giving 1950
Wiltshire H. S. Visits to Corsham & Salisbury 1952
Pigeon Racing Annual Awards 1956

 

Parish Notables

Sir Richard Blackmore - Physician, Poet & Religious Writer Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall - 2nd Wife of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales   
Edward Hasted - Historian & Master of Hungerford Almshouse  Peter Gabriel - Musician and Record Producer Nick Mason - Musician, Composer and Drummer 
Herbert Spackman - Writer  Heather Tanner (nee Spackman) - Writer & Peace, Environment & Social Justice Campaigner   

 

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family

Marriage Extracts          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

Hungerford Almshouses 

Situated between Chippenham and Bath on the A4 road. It was built in 1668.               Almshouses Gallery

Probate

National Probate Index 1858-1966

Parishioners Wills

William Kington Proved 1591 James Hulbert Proved 1653 Thomas Hulbert Proved 1705
William Hulbert Proved 1726
Annamoriah Banning Proved 1772
Lucy Long Proved 1800
John Hulbert Proved 1808 Daniel Gay Proved 1813 Ann Oakford Orchard Proved 1850 
Frederick George Sheppard 1940

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Muster Roll 1539               Chelsea Pensioners 1808-1828               WWI Service Exemption Tribunals               British Red Cross VAD Service Record for Annie Abbott 1916-1918     

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Chippenham Registration District

Parish Records Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1563-1973
Marriages 1563-1995
Burials 1563-1971
BT's 1838-1875 held at Bristol Record Office

Transcriptions

Baptisms                      
Marriages 1563-1600 1601-1640 1641-1670 1671-1699 1700-1749 1750-1799 1800-1837
Burials                      
Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911      

 

 

 

 

Avon

Avon 

People and Parish Notables

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family

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.

Gastard

Gastard

Gastard Gallery

People and Parish Notables

Parish Notables

Robert Nicholas Fowler, 1st Baronet, JP and Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - This item was 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 refer to Quaker burials found across the county

Parish Records Held at WSHC

Marriages 1959-1986

Hartham

Hartham

Buildings and Land

Hartham House and Park

Hartham House Gallery

Probate

Inquisition of Richard Westfield 1625

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Muster Roll 1539

Neston

Neston

Neston Gallery

Church of Sts. Philip & James

Directories

Kellys 1915

Education

Neston Primary School

Parish Notables

George Pargiter Fuller - Politician          John Hanning Speke - Explorer

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1869-1969
Marriages 1869-1996
Burials 1868-1980

Transcriptions

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Pickwick

Pickwick

Crime and Legal Matters

Transportation for Assault 1841

Education

Pickwick School

Employment

General Medical Council Registrations 1859-1959

People and Parish Notables

Poll of Freeholders 1772              Family Notices 1800-1849

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - This item was 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 refer to Quaker burials found across the county

Probate

Parishioners Wills

Richard Guppey Proved 1723

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Soldiers Who Died in WWI Named in Calne & District Casualty Lists

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