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Alderton - OPC Vacancy

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Alderton Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Acton Turville (GLS) - Hullavington - Littleton Drew - Luckington - Sherston Magna



GenUKI - For information on Alderton
University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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. Giles

The church of St. Giles was dedicated as such many years after the first church was built on the site in the 12th Century.  The church was rebuilt during 1844 and 1845 by James Thompson which was funded by Joseph Neeld.  The north door and the 3 bay arcade are from the original 12th century church and the nave roof and rood screen are from the 15th century.  There is a memorial here to Thomas Gore or Gore the Antiquary.  The tower contains 6 bells five of which were recast in 1844 by Mears..  The church was given Grade II listed status in 1959 and is now part of the Gauzebrook Group Ministry. 

St. Giles Church Gallery               Inside St. Giles Church               St. Giles Churchyard Gallery                St. Giles Churchyard Memorial Survey

Parish Register Transcripts




1605-1799         1800-1837



Please note that the Baptisms, Marriages and Burials transcripts contain gaps and are not transcribed direct from the parish registers

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1606-1991
Marriages 1606-1988
Burials 1606-1991
Records available from other sources


Parish History

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Malmesbury Registration District
April 1936 - Present Chippenham Registration District


Buildings and Land

There does not appear to be any listed buildings within the parish apart from the parish church of St. Giles.

Owners of Land 1873

Alderton Manor 

The manor was purchased by Joseph Needl in 1927.


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814


Crime and Legal Matters

Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1859



Post Office 1855 Post Office 1859 Kellys 1867 Kellys 1889 Kellys 1903 Kellys 1907
Kellys 1911 Kellys 1915
Swindon & District 1928 Kellys 1931 Taylors Telephone 1941



Emigration and Migration

Parish Strays Index


Employment and Business

Aviators Certificates

Denis Phillip Parsons 1939


Apprentice records published here may not necessarily mean that the apprentice was from the parish but was apprenticed to a master within the parish.

John Alexander 1742           Charles Beames 1712           James Bell 1729


Medical License Extract for Sampson Flower 1675


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871   

Census Returns Transcripts

1841           1851          1861          1871           1881           1891           1901          1911

Elections and Polls             

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

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

Parish Notables

Thomas Gore, Antiquary

Born 1632, died 1683 - served as High Sherrif of Wiltshire and was a writer on heraldry.  There is a memorial to him in the church of St. Giles.


Poor Law, Charity  and the Workhouse

Tenders for Medical Service 1837          Election of Guardians 1837           Election of Guardians 1839          Election of Guardians 1844          Nomination of Guardians 1886



Probate Index 1565-1872

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Joan Noyes 1623


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy Muster Roll 1539 Casualties of WWI named in the Calne & District Casualty Lists
St. Giles War Memorial Transcript WWI & WWII Casualty Biographies of WWI & WWII  



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