Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)
Little Hinton - Sevenhampton - Shrivenham (BRK) - Stanton Fitzwarren - Wanborough
GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and South Marston
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
South Marston Village Website - For local information and news
Jim Fisher has very kindly offered to share his work on South Marston with our website. Please visit his work on South Marston
The Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Parish Registers Held at WSHC
The above are held on microfiche only
NB: Highworth registers include baptisms, marriages and burials for people living in South Marston.
BT's 1837-1856 are held at the Bristol Record Office and include Highworth and Sevenhampton
1837 - 1898 Highworth Registration District
1898 - Present Swindon Registration District
South Marston was a chapelry of Highworth and is 4 miles north east of Swindon.
Buildings and Land
Crime and Legal Matters
Emigration and Migration
Employment and Business
Apprentice records published here may not necessarily mean that the apprentice was from the parish but was apprenticed to a master within the parish.
Please note that entries marked * may refer Worton & Marston or Marston Meysey
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Census Returns Transcriptions
Election and Pools
Alfred Owen Williams, Poet and Author
South Marston is the birthplace of Alfred Owen Williams (7 Feb 1877 - 10 Apr 1930) the 'hammerman poet'. Of his village he wrote "the cottages are scattered along the roads and lanes at intervals and the farms are dotted here and there in the rich green fields. Winding round the lanes, bordered with magnificent elms which stand in lines along the hedgerows and down the orchards, suddenly you come to a farm which but a moment before had been invisible. There are trees to the right of you, trees to the left of you and trees all around you."
Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse
Poor Rate 1920 Public Assistance Administration 1948
War, Conflict and Military Matters
South Marston War Memorial Why the Poppy