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Wanborough - St Andrew Wanborough - St Andrew

Wanborough Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Aldbourne - Baydon - Liddington - Little Hinton - South Marston - Stratton St. Margaret



Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for images of St. Andrew's.
GenUKI - For information relating to Wanborough.
Wikipedia - For information on Wanborough village.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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.
Jim Fisher's Wanborough Pages - Personal Research based around Wanborough.
Wanborough dot Info - Local information from Parish Council.
Register of One-Place Studies - Wanborough entry.


The Parish Church of St. Andrew

The Legend of Wanborough Church

A very great number of years ago, there were two old Maids living in Wanborough, evidently animated with the idea that neither should stand higher in the public estimation than the other, and when the Church was going to be built, one of them said she would pay the expense of building the Tower. The other, not to be outdone, said, Then I will build a spire or Steeple at the other end. And the outcome was a Church with both Tower and Steeple.

Parish Register Transcripts


1582-1627          1582-1627 (BTs)


1582-1699           1700-1837


1832-1837          1832-1837 (BTs)

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1582-1971
Marriages 1582-1990
Burials 1582-1909
BTs 1838-1862 are held at the Bristol Record Office


Parish History

Wanborough lies to the south east of Swindon.  The parish church of St. Andrew's is two towered and stands on a spur of the Downs.  Wanborough was formerly known as Wodensbury and is divided into Upper and Lower Wanborough.   It also includes the hamlets of Hawpit and Nythe.

Civil Registration

1837 - 1898 Highworth Registration District
1898 - Present Swindon Registration District


Buildings and Land


Foot and Mouth Disease 1881


Fire at John Jenner's Farm 1870           Fire at Inland Farm 1875



Ordnance Survey Map 1811-1812                 Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1818

Parish Council

Parish Council created 1894

Property for Sale by Auction

Two Neighbouring Properties for Auction 1896

Public Houses and Brewery

Wanborough Brewery  1875-1880          Two Inns for Sale by Auction 1879          Beerex Festival 1976

The Calley Arms

Court Cases 1865          Prohibited Hours & License Renewals 1873-1875           Licensing 1887-1891

The Harrow Inn

Licensing 1891


Crime and Legal Matters


Policeman Assaulted at Bishopstone 1865 Assault on Charles Rolph 1867 Assault by Edward Pavior 1875 Alleged Assault by John Bourton 1875
Assault Summons by Carter and Garland 1878 Trade Jealousy Between Bakers 1879 Assault by John Avenell upon W. Lester 1887  

Employment Related Crime

Albert Compton Leaving Service 1875                Arthur Ballard Leaving Service 1877


Feet of Fines 1558-1560 Crime Reports 1800-1849 Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879 Caught In the End 1832-1833
Misconduct of William Telling 1874      


Stealing a Whip 1879           "Lost" Watch 1885



Swindon & District 1928                Kellys 1915



Poor School Attendance 1887


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Agriculture and Land

Game Licences 1834


Wiltshire Society

John Thorne 1821


British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969

General Employment & Business Items

News 1850-1899


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables


Accidents 1700-1799

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Odd Fellows Anniversary 1874          St. John’s Ambulance Certificates for Elsie K. Hollis 1938-1939

Census Returns Transcripts


Bishop Compton's census 1676

Aged over 16 years - 596 conformists, 4 non-conformists.

Elections, Polls and Voting Lists

Poll Book 1705          Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818          Voters List 1832          Voters Lists Revisions 1843          Electoral Lists Revision Court 1902

Family Notices


Miscellaneous Items

Secrets of Farming Book Subscribers 1863

Parish Notables

Melinda Messenger - Glamour Model & TV Presenter - Born 23 February 1971 in Swindon - Resident of Wanborough

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.


Tax List 1332


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Medical Relief 1837                Poor Law Union Supplies 1847                    Public Assistance Administration 1948



Estate Notices

John Gibbs 1879

Inquisitions of Lands Held

Thomas Cox 1653


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorial & Military Photo Gallery

Why the Poppy                 St. Andrew Roll of Honour Plaque WWI & WWII                 Victoria Cross Recipient William Gosling 1917



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