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Heddington - OPC Vacancy

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Heddington Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Bishops Cannings - Blackland - Bromham - Calne


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on Heddington.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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. Andrew

Interesting Entries from the Parish Registers               List of Rectors 1298-1980               Rev. T. H. Bland 1906-1914

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1538-1993
Marriages 1539-1987
Burials 1538-1963


Parish History

Includes the tithing of Stockley

Civil Registration

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


Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873               Grant for Cycle Path & Play Area 2009


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1811


Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1849         

Bastardy Examinations

The definition of a bastard for the period when examinations were carried out by  parish overseers and local justices is as follows:-  any child born out of wedlock including those where the mother and father later marry, children of a second marriage whilst the first wife is still living; the issue of divorced couples; children born where the husband is known to have been abroad for some year; A child born after the father has died.  The definition has evolved since the Act of 1732/33 where a “single mother” was by law obliged to declare her pregnancy and state the name of the reputed father.  Some parish registers may record the words base-born against a baptism record and some may even name the reputed father.  Below are some of the surviving bastardy examination reports transcribed from various sources such as court books and overseers accounts.  It is interesting to note that only the mother’s and witnesses’ oaths seem to be recorded even though the defendant would have been summoned to the hearing.  Perhaps their evidence was pre-delivered for the examiners to peruse before the mother was required to prove her case.  It is also interesting to read the language used to describe the situation the mother found herself in and the circumstances in which the child was conceived.  It would appear that the examination itself would not have been a pleasant experience for plaintiff or defendant no matter what the outcome.                Bastardy Examinations

Ann Head v Robert Clifford 1860-1861                Clara Head v Robert Watson 1870



Post Office 1875               Gillmans 1899               Kellys 1915               Kellys 1931




Emigration and Migration


Employment and Business


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


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 


General People Items

Secrets of Farming Book Subscribers 1863


Dinah Fishlock 1849


Richard Cole 1985

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - 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.


Cricket Match Bishops Cannings V Heddington 1890


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse



Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands held

John Hutchins 1632


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Photo Gallery

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918 Roll of Honour WWI St. Andrew Calne & District Casualty Lists 1914-1918
Church Memorial Plaque Gerald H. Perrett 1918 Why the Poppy   


Home Guards 1940-1944 




People and Parish Notables

Poll of Freeholders 1772




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