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Broad Town - OPC Vacancy

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Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Broad Hinton - Cliffe Pypard - Lydiard Tregoze - Wootton Bassett - Wroughton


Websites of Interest

GenUKI  - For information relating to Broad Town
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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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 Christchurch

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1847-1924
Marriages 1847-1999
Burials 1847-1979


Parish History

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Marlborough Registration District


Buildings and Land

Enclosure Award 1822          Owners of Land 1873          White Horses of Wiltshire 1930


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1818               Ordnance Surveyor's Drawing North Wilts 1826


Crime and Legal Matters


Bigamy and First Wife Knew 1944

Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)

Gerrard v Gerrard



Post Office Directory 1855                Post Office 1875                Kellys 1911                  Kellys 1915                 Swindon & District 1928




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Primitive Methodist Chapel
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871                                                                  

Census Returns Transcripts


Coroners Bills and Inquest Reports

County coroners were introduced in England in around 1194 once established other boroughs and liberties sought the right to have their own coroner.  Often in Medieval times the coroner also assumed the role of the sheriff and his duties weren't limited to holding inquests on dead bodies although almost a full time post they were unpaid for the duties apart from those that were deemed murder of manslaughter when they would receive 13s. 4d.   From the 24th June 1752 a law was passed allowing the coroner to claim £1 for every inquest they attended not held in a gaol and also to claim 9d per mile travel allowance from the place of residence.  Inquests held in any gaol were performed at a rate totalling no more than £1.  These costs were to be paid from the county rates.  In cases of homicide the coroner also received the former fee of 13s. 4d.  The coroners submitted their bills at the quarter session sittings for approval.  Coroners Bills 1752-1796

Elections, Polls and Voting Lists

MP Nominations 2015          MP Nominations 2017

Family Notices


Parish Notables

Jane Grigson - Cookery Writer

Uncategorised Items

Secrets of Farming Book Subscribers 1863


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Public Assistance Administration 1948



National Probate Index 1858-1966

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

John Hungerford 1636


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Why the Poppy               Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911                  Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918



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