Atworth with South Wraxall, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Atworth with South Wraxall is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Wiltshire, created in 1846 from Atworth chapelry and South Wraxall chapelry in Bradford-on-Avon Ancient Parish.

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Alternative names: Atford, Atworth

Other places in the parish include: Upper Wraxall, Lower Wraxall, and South Wraxall.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1645
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1585

Separate registers exist for South Wraxall:

  • Parish registers: 1672
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1622

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Atworth

  • Corsham
  • Shaw
  • Bradford-on-Avon Christ Church
  • Box
  • Great Chalfield
  • Little Chalfield and Cottles

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Atworth, 3 miles N. E. Great Bradford. P. included therein.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bradford on Avon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Bradford
  • Hundred: Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury

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