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Kington Langley Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Chippenham - Draycot Cerne - Hardenhuish - Langley Burrell - Leigh Delamare - Stanton St. Quinton - Sutton Benger - Yatton Keynell

 

Websites

Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for images of St Peter's Church
GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Kington Langley
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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 - Kington Langley Entry
Village News Kington Langley - Website for images and current village news

 

The Parish Church of St. Peter

Until 1670 when a cottage in Kington Langley was converted into a chapel of ease, parishioners used to have to travel to the nearby village of Kington St. Michael to worship some 1.6 km away.  In 1856 a purpose built chapel of ease was completed, which was made the Church of England parish church of saint Peter in 1865.  St. Peter's was designed by C.H. Gabriel with lancet windows in an Early English Gothic style.  St. Peter's is in the Diocese of Bristol.               St. Peter's Churchyard Gallery               

St Peter's Churchyard Survey 

Parish Register Transcripts

Baptisms

1838-1911    

Marriages

1865-1910   

Burials

1855-1911  

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1855-1946
Marriages 1865-1994
Burials 1955-1981

 

Parish History

A pretty village at the top of Fitzurse Hill, and that ancient family also gives its name to one of the farms which later belonged to Sir Ralph Hopton. The Fitzurse's held it under Glastonbury Abbey, and one of their name will be remembered in connection with the murder of Thomas a Becket. A large 17th century house on the green is known as Great House; it retains its original front, although much altered and added to some years ago. The old church or chapel was converted into a private house in 1670. It was dedicated to St. Peter, his festival was, according to Aubrey, "one of the eminentest feasts in these parts".

The parish of Kington Langley is relatively recent in its creation.  It was formed out of part of the parish of Kington St. Michael in 1865.  It was named Kington Langley to distinguish it from another village, Langley Burrell.  During medieval times the hamlet was known as Langley Fitzurze although other spellings such as 'Langeleghe' (11th century) and 'Langley Fernhill' (1660) have been used.

Geography

The parish of Kington Langley covers approximately 1,571 acres (636 ha).  Kington Langley is situated on a high water table and the soil is mainly composed of sand with a sub-soil of Oxford clay.  The village stands on a hill, which rises 100 metres (330 ft) above sea level towards its western end.  It is an example of a 'squared' village with approaches from Swindon, Malmesbury and Chippenham.  The village has three greens.  The largest is known as the common, which covers 30 acres (12 ha) and is considered the focal point of the village.  The village is just east of the A350 trunk road.

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Chippenham Registration District

 

Building and Land

Owners of Land 1873

Maps

Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Murder

Aftermath of Kington Langley Revel 1822

 

Directories

Kellys 1915          Swindon & District 1928

 

Education

 

Emigration and Migration

 

Employment and Business

 Aviator's Certificate Michael Francis Phillips 1947

Miscellaneous Documents

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

1742 (earliest known date) Protestant Dissenters used to meet for worship in Kington Langley.  At first they used to meet in private houses until 1834 when James Pinnegar (a builder) built the Union Chapel on the Common and was completed in 1855.  The Chapel remains independent and is now called Union Chapel Christian Fellowship.

Moravian Church Members (East Tytherton) 

George Gingell 1703-1748

 

People and Parish Notables

Elections and Polls

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

Entertainment

Langley Revel 1869

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

Harry Dolman (1897-1977), chairman and president of Bristol City F.C.
Norris McWhirter (1925-2004), editor of Guinness World Records.
Robin Tanner (1904-1988), writer, artist and Illustrator
Heather Tanner (1903-1993), writer and campaigner

 

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

 

Probate

National Probate Index 1858-1966

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Muster Roll 1539                 St. Nicholas Church WWI Memorial          Why the Poppy          

 

 

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