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Lyneham Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Bremhill - Brinkworth - Christian Malford - Cliffe Pypard - Dauntsey - Hilmarton - Tockenham


Websites of Interest

Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for images of St Michael's and All Angels Church.
GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Lyneham.
University of Leicester's - Website has historical Wiltshire directories.
Lyneham - Lyneham and Bradenstoke Parish Council.
RAF Lyneham - Air Force Base Website.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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 St. Michael and All Angels

Notes from the Parish Registers Incumbents List 1539-2011 The Button Memorial 1706-1707
Revd. William Collins Cotton and Church Repairs 1826-1836 Church History 2011  

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1653-1957
Marriages 1653-1990
Burials 1653-1921


The Churchyard Yew Tree

When visiting the church you can but notice the Yew Tree situated in the churchyard. The tree perhaps is as old as the original church building. A painting in 1806 shows it as a well established, large tree. Yews are closely connected with churchyards, evergreen indicating eternal life and the death of winter, but are also a custom carried over from pagan holy places, often the same sites now occupied by the Christian Church buildings. The Lyneham Yew is regarded as so important that it has been preserved over the years which has seen it treated, propped and secured.


Parish History

The Parish includes the hamlet of Bradenstoke-cum-Clack which had an Independent Chapel and St. Mary's Church.  It also includes Clack and Preston.

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Cricklade Registration District
April 1936 - Present Swindon Registration District


Buildings and Land

Manor Rent Survey 1713 (Includes Preston)               Calne, Hilmarton & Lyneham Turnpike Roads 1847


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814               Ordnance Surveyor's Drawing North Wilts 1826


Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1849 Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879 Transportation of Prisoners 1827
Trial & Execution of George Maslen 1838 Murder of Mrs. Taylor 1840 Death of a Baby 1851
Charges of Assault, Drunk & Disorderly 1872    

Court Cases

Committed to the County Gaol 26.5.1874

Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)

Gyrdler v Norborne



Swindon & District 1928               Taylors 1941




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index               The Simkins Family 1800-1911 and the Canadian Bible


Employment and Business

An interesting point:  Richard Wildey, died 1707, his occupation was "castrator"!  After searching the Wiltshire Wills Index in its entirity no other person was listed with that occupation.  

Aviator Certificate - Harold Lovelock 1933


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Independent Chapel, Clack (See under Bradenstoke Tab below)
St. Mary's Church, Clack (See under Bradenstoke Tab below)

Moravian Church Members 

Benigna Briant 1707-1763 

People and Parish Notables 

Census Returns Transcripts


Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818          Voters List 1832          Voters Lists Revisions 1843           MP Nominations 2015           MP Nominations 2017

Family Notices

1800-1849                1850-1899

General Items

Secrets of Farming Book Subscribers 1863

Inquest Reports

John Simpkins 1841

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - This item was 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 refer to Quaker burials found across the county


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Public Assistance Administration 1948



Probate Index 1562-1881

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Edmund Longe 1635               Richard Longe 1639

Parishioners Wills

Thomas Alderman proved 1773 


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorial & Military Photo Gallery

Civil War at Tockenham Court Chelsea Pensioners 1808-1828 Soldiers Who Died in WWI Named in Calne & District Casualty Lists
Roll of Honour Plaque 1914-1918 WWII Civilian Deaths 1939-1945 Why the Poppy 



Eli White 1914




Bradenstoke Photo Gallery

The Church of St. Mary

The Priory and Church of St. Mary's                      Incumbents 1866-1926

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

None Recorded (Prior to 1866 see Lyneham)



Buildings and Land



Kellys 1915


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871 (Bradenstoke)          Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1837 (Clack)                 

Elections, Polls & Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772         

Family Notices    


General People Items            

Five Monarchs of Wiltshire Widows Lifetimes 1904 

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts (Bradenstoke) Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts (Clack) - 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.



Inquisitions of Lands Held

Richard Walrond 1640


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Bradenstoke War Memorial Plaque



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