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Bethel Chapel, Allington Bethel Chapel, Allington

Allington Photo Gallery

Parish History

Allington is a small hamlet, 1/2 mile north of All Cannings. There are many barrows in the neighbourhood and the Rybury camp (Iron Age) is on a hill 1 1/2 miles to the northeast.  [source: The Red Book, published by Methuen, 1949]

The hamlet of Allington can be found on the Horton Road (off A361, London Road, near Devizes)


Buildings and Land


Inclosure Award Abstract 1799

Listed Buildings 

Grade II Listed

5 Allington                 Bethel Street Baptist Chapel               Hotspur House


Crime and Legal Matters

Bastardy Examinations          Crime Reports 1700-1799



Post Office 1855          Gillmans 1899        Gillmans 1900          Gillmans 1914



National School Admissions

Amy Abbott 1902          George Henry Abbott 1902          Ida D. Abbott 1904          Mabel Abbott 1902


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index               Emigrant - James Ellis 1863


Employment and Business


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

A Strict Baptist Chapel (Bethel Street Baptist) opened here in 1828 through the efforts of Joseph Parry, the principle farmer of Allington, the village Evangelist, and became a prominent social centre for the people of Allington.  Most of the inhabitants attended the chapel. On Census Sunday 1851 the morning attendance was 80, whilst 100 people came to chapel in the afternoon.  Until 1881 the villagers were married at All Cannings.  In that year the Chapel was registered to solemnize their own marriages. The chapel closed between c1927 and 1937, after that weekly services continued through the 20th century and into the present one.               Strict Baptist Church Gallery               Chapelyard Memorials Survey - A small area in front of the Chapel.  A farmyard is located behind the burial ground.


People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts

1851           1861  

Please note that the Original 1841 Census Return has not survived.

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Poll Book 1818          Voters List 1832              

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.


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse




War, Conflict and Military Matters


British Red Cross/V.A.D. Volunteers 

Janie Cave 1917-1918

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