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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 of Interest

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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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


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.

Holy Cross Gallery           Holy Cross Churchyard          A Pictorial Walk Around Holy Cross Church

Churchyard Survey (incomplete)

Parish Register Transcripts


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


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814


Crime and Legal Matters

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

Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)

Hortt v Proutt and Clerk



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




Emigration and Migration


Employment and Business

Employment & Business Gallery

Agriculture & Land

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

1851          1911 

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Poll Book 1818        Voters List 1832           Voters Lists Revisions 1843      

MP Nominations        

MP Nominations 2015          MP Nominations 2017         

Family Notices   

1800-1849                   1850-1899              

General Items

Rattlebones or St. Aldhelm 1967             


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



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          Why the Poppy          Home Guards 1940-1944 




Pinkney Gallery

Crime and Legal Matters

Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)

Hortt v Proutt and Clerk



Swindon & District 1928                Taylors Telephone 1941


People and Parish Notables

Poll of Freeholders 1772


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Muster Roll 1539



Sherston Parva

Crime and Legal Matters

Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)

Hortt v Proutt and Clerk


People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts


Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll Book 1818        Voters List 1832


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