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Sevenhampton - The OPC is Anne-marie Hayes

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Sevenhampton - St James Sevenhampton - St James

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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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

Register Notes

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.


1649-1663                 1813-1850                 1851-1881



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)

OPC Enquiries

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
Marriages 1649-1661
Burials 1898-1962
Bishop's Transcripts - with Highworth
BTs 1837-1856 are held at Bristol Record Office (Included with Highworth and South Marston)


Parish History

Parish Snippets 1810-1984

Civil Registration

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


Buildings and Land

Inquisition of Lands 1433         Land Tax Redemption 1799


Ordnance Survey Map 1811-1812


Crime and Legal Matters



Kellys 1915         Swindon & District 1928                 Kellys 1939




Emigration and Migration

Parish Strays


Employment and Business

Apprentices Indentures 1723-1775                Gamekeepers Certificates 1807               Gamekeepers Certificates 1834


Miscellaneous Documents

News Snippets

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.

Non-Conformist Baptist Strays 1820


People and Parish Notables

Burials in Highworth

Highworth Memorial Inscriptions for People from Sevenhampton

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1851           1861           1871           1881          1891           1901

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818          Poll Book 1868

Family Notices 

1700-1799               1800-1849


Lady Wetherell-Warnerford 1861 (with will)

Parish Notables

Ian Fleming, Intelligence Officer and Author          

Fleming Family Photo Gallery



Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Henry Munday 1625       Edmund Milles 1626


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Photo Gallery

R A J Warneford VC News Articles 1916               Roll of Honour Plaque 1914-1918          Why the Poppy



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