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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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
Corsham & Lacock Churches -  Inscriptions on the headstones, memorials and tombs in St. Bartholomew’s churchyard.

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

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

Parish History

The Parish includes Easton, Garsdon, Neston and Pickwick

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 

 

 

Maps

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

The Hungerford Almshouses, Corsham

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

The Methuen Arms, Corsham

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 Bastardy Examination Archard v Simmons 1861
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 1915

Education

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

 

 

Miscellaneous Documents

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Monks Chapel (see tab below)

People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Family Notices 1750-1799 Poll of Freeholders 1722 Family Notices 1800-1849
Marlborough Ball 1838 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

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales who is heir to the British throne, lived at Bolehyde manor after her first marriage to Andre Parker-Bowles

Peter Gabriel - Musician and Record Producer

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family

Marriage Extracts          Burial Extracts           Burial Extracts (Avon) - 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

Probate

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
Frederick George Sheppard 1940

 

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Chelsea Pensioners 1808-1828          WWI Service Exemptions          

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Chippenham Registration District

Baptisms 1563-1973
Marriages 1563-1993
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      

 

 

 

 

Gastard

Gastard

People and Parish Notables

Parish Notables

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

Personal Research Items

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

Hartham

Hartham

Buildings and Land

Inquisition of Richard Westfield 1625

Monks Chapel

Monks Chapel

Monks Chapel Photogallery

Miscellaneous Documents

A Short History of Monks Chapel               A Longer History of Monks Chapel

Transcriptions

Baptisms   1760-1837
Burials      1778-1836

The above transcriptions are published courtesy of and with thanks to AIGS

Neston

Neston

Directories

Kellys 1915

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

Employment

General Medical Council Registrations 1859-1959

People and Parish Notables

Poll of Freeholders 1772              Family Notices 1800-1849

Personal Research Items

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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