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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
Register of One-Place Studies - Alderton Entry
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.
Parish Register Transcripts
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
Records available from other sources
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.
The manor was purchased by Joseph Needl in 1927.
Crime and Legal Matters
|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
Employment and Business
Apprentice records published here may not necessarily mean that the apprentice was from the parish but was apprenticed to a master within the parish.
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies
Census Returns Transcripts
Elections and Polls
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
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
Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held
War, Conflict and Military Matters
|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|