Sevenhampton Photo Gallery
Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)
Broad Blunsdon - Hannington - Highworth - South Marston - Stanton Fitzwarren - Stratton St. Margaret
Websites of Interest
Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for images of St James Church
GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Sevenhampton
St Michael and All Angels church - Highworth Parish Church
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
Parish Church of St. James
The site of St James has been a place of worship since the 11th century. Sevenhampton was formerly a chapelry of Highworth parish. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to Will. de Owe or William, Earl of Ewe or Eu, "whose descendants held it till the time of Henry the third when having been forfeited to the crown, it was given to the King's eldest son, afterwards Edward the first." The present owner, Francis Warneford Esq resides at 'Warneford Place' adjoining Sevenhampton. [source: The Beauties of Wiltshire: Displayed in Statistical, Historical and Descriptive Sketches, John Britton 1825]
(seven homesteads) has a church (St. James) dating from 1863. Warneford Place is a fine Elizabethan mansion dating from 1566, the wings of which were added in 1734. It was the former seat of the Warneford family and is surrounded by an extensive park, through which is an avenue a mile long. [source: The Little Guide, Methuen 1949]
St James Gallery - Thank you to Neil MacDougall for his photos of St. James.
Parish Register Transcripts
A Register of the Christenings, Marriages and Buryalls of the Parish of Sevenhampton in the County of Wilts began in the Year of our Lord God 1649 by me Henry Dudley ... Curate.
Please note that the Highworth parish registers include records for people of Sevenhampton. You can request a search in both parishes. please visit the Highworth parish page for details.
Transcriptions are extracted from microfiche copies of original registers held at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre (WSHC)
For enquiries about St James' registers and Bishops Transcripts (BT's), click on my name (in green) at top left of page. Lookups for specific events, with dates or within a 10 year timeframe are available for all burials; baptisms up to 1913 and census queries. For marriages transcriptions, see above.
Parish Registers Held at WSHC
Baptisms 1649-1663 and 1813-1991
Bishop's Transcripts - with Highworth
BTs 1837-1856 are held at Bristol Record Office (Included with Highworth and South Marston)
1837 - 1898 Highworth Registration District
1898 - Present Swindon Registration District
Buildings and Land
Crime and Legal Matters
Emigration and Migration
Employment and Business
WANTED Two sisters or friends for work in neighbouring farmhouses; good food and wages; free trial by arrangement; travelling expenses paid. Mrs Haine, Roves Farm, Sevenhampton, Swindon, Wiltshire, England. "Irish Independent" 31st Aug 1946
Nonconformity and Other Places of Worship
For more information please go to the Highworth parish page.
People and Parish Notables
Burials in Highworth
Highworth Memorial Inscriptions for People from Sevenhampton
Census Returns Transcripts
Elections, Polls and Voters Lists
Ian Fleming, Intelligence Officer and Author
Fleming Family Photo Gallery
Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held
War, Conflict and Military Matters