Christian Malford, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Christian Malford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Avon.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Christian Malford

  • Sutton Benger
  • Dauntsey
  • Bremhill with Foxham and Highway
  • Great Somerford
  • Lyneham
  • Seagry

Historical Descriptions

Christian Malford

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHRISTIAN-MALFORD, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Chippenham district, Wilts. The village stands on the river Avon, adjacent to the Great Western railway, 4½ miles NE of Chippenham; and has a post office under Chippenham. The parish comprises 3,104 acres. Real property, £6,900. Pop., 898. Houses, 203. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged anciently to Glastonbury abbey. The parish is a meet for the Beaufort hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £672. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is good; and there is an Independent chapel. -The sub-district contains seven parishes and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 12,609. Pop., 3,190. Houses, 700.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Avon

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Avon, in Christian-Malford par. P. 19.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Avon, a tything, in the parish of Christian-Malford, union and hundred of Chippenham, Chippenham and Calne, and N. divisions of Wilts, 3 miles (NE) from Chippenham; containing 76 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Administration

County: Wiltshire
Civil Registration District: Chippenham
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
Rural Deanery: Malmesbury
Poor Law Union: Chippenham
Hundred: Chippenham; North Damerham
Province: Canterbury

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