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Baydon - OPC Vacancy

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Baydon - St. Nicholas Baydon - St. Nicholas Image courtesy of Nick Temple-Fry

Baydon Village Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Aldbourne - Ashbury (BRK) - Bishopstone (Swindon) - Lambourne (BRK) - Little Hinton - Ramsbury - Wanborough



Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for images of St. Nicholas Church
Genuki - For information on Baydon
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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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. Nicholas

St. Nicholas Gallery               Inside St. Nicholas               St. Nicholas Churchyard

Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011

Parish Register Transcripts


1623-1799        1800-1899 




1623-1799        1800-1899 

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1673-2008
Marriages 1673-2008
Burials 1673-1992

Other Resources


Parish History

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1937 Hungerford Registration District
April 1937 - Present Marlborough Registration District


Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873 


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1818

Public Houses

Public Houses Gallery


Crime and Legal Matters

Charles King Deserted Family 1772               Crime Reports 1800-1849



Post Office 1855                 Post Office 1875                Kellys 1889                Kellys 1915                 Swindon & District 1928                Kellys 1867




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969             Gamekeepers Certificates 1807


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Baptist Chapel
Wesleyan Chapel


People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts

1841         1851 

Coroners Bills

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 and Polls

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

Parish Notables

Kevin Wilkinson, drummer and session musician 1958-1999


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Cricklade & Wootton Bassett Union News 1850-1899



Probate Index 1566-1881 (WSHC)               National Probate Index 1858-1966


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy                Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918                     Roll of Honour Plaques



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