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Stratton St. Margaret (Main Parish Part II) - The OPC is Nigel Chalk

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Link to Stratton St. Margaret Part I


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Other Places of Worship Gallery

To learn more about other places of worship in Stratton St. Margaret please read the attached document

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints opened 2004

Beechcroft Road Methodist Church

Sunday School Play Programme 1954

Lower Stratton Primitive Methodist Church

For further information about the Lower Stratton Methodist Church please visit their website

Rev. Robert Andrews 1850-1914          Primitive Methodist Organ Appeal 1930               Primitive Methodist Organ Dedication 1938

St. Barnabas - Gorse Hill

Please refer to the Gorse Hill page

St. Philip the Deacon - Upper Stratton

Please refer to the Upper Stratton Page

Stratton Green Baptist Church

Stratton Green Baptist Church Gallery          For more information visit Stratton Green Methodists 

History of Stratton Green Baptist Church 1751-2014 Stratton Green Baptist Church Service Notice 1948 Stratton Green Baptist Church Closure Order of Service 2014
Stratton Green Baptist Church Closes 2014    


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery


Cliff Top Rescue 1976          Fatal Accident 2000          Fatal Accident Plea for Witnesses 2012

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Stratton St. Margaret has in the past and still is a very community minded parish.  There are many clubs, societies and community groups to suit all ages and caters for all kinds of leisure interests.  Many of the clubs and activities available in the community today have their roots in the industry from around the area including many sports clubs.  Here you may read more about these clubs and groups 

Clubs and Societies News 1900-1949 Quoits Club Annual Outing 1902 St. Johns's Ambulance Certificates for Elsie K. Hollis - 1938-1939



Bankruptcy Issues Documents Held at Kew 1290-1817               John Avery 1749               John Waldron 1762-1763          Bankruptcy Notices 1800-1899                  Robert Eddolls 2001 

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1861          1871           1881          1891          1901           1911           

For strays from the the various census years please see the strays Index document found under emigration and migration.          N.B. the 1911 Census includes parts of Stratton recorded in the Rodbourne Enumeration District


Children's Corner Evening Advertiser 1947          Children's Corner Evening Advertiser 1948

Divorce and Separation

Marriage Separation Notice 1801

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll Book 1705  Poll of Freeholders 1772 Poll Book 1818 Voters List 1831
Voters Lists Revisions 1843
Poll Book 1868
Electoral Lists Revision Court 1902  
Election Results 2017
Election Results 2018      

Family Notices

1850-1899          1900-1949         1950-1999

Funeral Reports

Death of "Cheeky Monkey" 2010           

General Items

Postcard Sent to Miss K. Bond 1915         Postcard sent from Stratton to Bath 1904

Inquest Reports

Henry Fisher 1860          Michelle Anne Glastonbury 1972          William Horton 1868          Jeremiah Loveday 1869          James Minal 1859          Paul Rowley 2015

Local Families

In this section you can find items of interest about a particular family and associated links  

Axford Family

Lifestyle Project story of Ellen Martha Olive Jane Axford born October 1909

Butler, William, of Stratton, Wilts, yeoman., & Mary King, of South Marston, Wilts ; B'dman, Roger Butler, of the same, yeoman; W. Tho. Hawes, Ann Hawes ; 9 Apr. 1689. (Banns)

King Family

Beechcroft Road Photo gallery

Lott Family

Memories of a Stratton Family               Wedding Report of Elsie Cox & Harold Lott 1948               Lott Family Homes 1960s

Powell Family

Photo Gallery              Powell Family Information


Eliza Wells 1947          Paul Rowley 2015

Parish Notables

Doomsday book of 1086 shows that the parish was held by Nigel, physician to William the Conqueror.     For information about the Parish Notables of Stratton St. Margaret  follow the link

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.


Pigeon Racing Annual Awards 1956          Young Athletes Gain PBs 2014           Youth Club Football Team 1969              Youth Football Team Late 1960s


Tax List 1332          Rate Receipt Book 1924

Wedding Reports 

Manners to King 1919


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse


Brind Charity 1700 - Present Mary Horne Charity 1794-1903 Sale of Swindon Church & Poor Lands at Cannons Close 1884
Thomas Arthur Beale and his Collecting Dog, Bruce. 1905-1915 Mad March Hare Run for Cancer 2012  Memorial Fund for Guide Dog 2014
Guide Dog Nutmeg Brings Alan Fletcher New Joy 2015    

Poor Law

General Poor Law Matters

Poor Law Report 1840

Medical Matters

Medical Relief 1837        

Removal Orders and Settlements

Removal Orders 1729-1830                 Settlement Examinations 1786-1794

Supplies and Tenders

Swindon & Highworth Union Supplies 1838                   Poor Law Union Supplies 1847

Public Assistance 

Public Assistance Administration 1948          Ration Book Cover for Malcolm Griffiths 1953-1954


Workhouse & Hostels Gallery

General Workhouse Matters

Workhouse and Hospital 1777-1977

Workhouse Births and Deaths

Newspaper Notices 1800-1950

Workhouse Crime

Workhouse Crime 1835-1850

Workhouse Inmates

Highworth Union Workhouse Census 1841                  Highworth Union Workhouse Census 1851                  Stratton Folk Born in the Workhouse 1866-1914

Workhouse Staff

Staff Required at St. Margaret's Institution 1947


Wills held at WSHC

Estate Notices

Estate Notice of John Kemble 1840 Estate of Charles Morse 1877 Death & Estate Notice of W. H. Scott, 1954
Claims on the Estate of Frederick Fairclough 2014 Estate Notice of John Inman 2015  

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Lord Sandys 1633    

Parishioners Wills

William Richman Dated 1647               Edward Curtis Proved 1828             William Richman Dated 1650

Sales of Buildings & Land for Probate Purposes 

Estates of Thomas Tuckey 1860

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials Gallery          Stratton St. Margaret Military Graves          Stratton at War Gallery         

General MIlitary Items        

Why the Poppy          Military Articles           WWII Unexploded Mortar 2001            Prisoner of War Camps 2012

Muster Rolls

North Wiltshire Muster Roll 1539 (Netherstratton)          North Wiltshire Muster Roll 1539 (Overstratton)

Servicemen & Women

Military Service Records          Chelsea Pensioners 1808-1828           Good Service Certificate Lionel A. H. C. Frampton 1929-1937

For the latest list of casualties of war go to Stratton St. Margaret War Memorial List and for available photographs of the memorial stones to the fallen

War Memorials & Remembrance

New War Memorial by 2014 Milestone 2012           Peace Memorial 2014           Peace Memorial Dedication Order of Service 2014          

St. Philip The Deacon Remembrance Service 2014          Order of Service for First Remembrance Service at the Peace Memorial 2014           Remembrance Service at the Peace Memorial 2015

Wiltshire Regiments

Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911


Awards and Medals

Military Medal Awarded 1918

British Red Cross/VAD Volunteers

V.A.D. & Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1918           British Red Cross VAD Volunteers 1914-1918


Francis Taylor 1918

Ford Family

Ford Family in WWI - their story



WWII Civilian Deaths 1939-1945 

General WWII Items      

War Time Snippets from the Evening Advertiser 1939-1945           Lott Family WWII Identity Cards           Civil Defence Posting Notice - Miss E. M. P. Cox 1943

A COMPANY 11TH BATTALION Home Guard based at The Close, Stratton St Margaret - Commander: Capt. F.F. Foord; Apr. 1943 Capt. J.W. Clough (promoted Maj. 1943 & to 2.I./C.) - OFFICERS, Capt. F.F. Foord, Lt. W. Boughton-Fox, Capt. S.C. Bushell, Lt. Thompson, Capt. J.W. Clough (Cmdr. & Signals Officer)war

Acknowledgements and Contributors

Thanks to the following for supplying pictures, articles or family histories/memories.

Arkell's, Mandy Ball, Baptist Church's, BMW, Edward Browning, Margaret Brunger, Clive Carter, Roy Cartwright, Stuart Dobson, Robin Earle, Eastman family, Facebook-'Swindon on the Change', 'Stratton St Margaret - Memories' & 'Swindon Past & Present', Ford Family, Susan Griffiths, Mike Gunstan, Hinders, Hobbs family, Gregory Jackowski, Phil King,  Kings College, Cambridge, Kingsdown School, London Archives, Lott Family, Colin Finch, David Macey, Network Rail, Barry Odey, Alan Pellymounter, Stratton St. Margaret Parish Council, David Suchodola‎, Swindon Advertiser, Swindon Library, Ken Tuck, Brenda Williams, Paul Williams, and the many conversations with locals.

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