Latton Wiltshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1576
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1603

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Latton

  • Ampney Crucis
  • South Cerney
  • Cricklade St Mary
  • Down Ampney
  • Driffield
  • Eisey
  • Cricklade St Sampson

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LATTON, a parish, with a village, in Cricklade district, Wilts; on the Thames and Severn canal, adjacent to Gloucestershire, 1½ mile N by W of Cricklade, and 5 N of Purton r. station. Post-town, Cricklade. Acres, 1,680. Real property, with Eisey and Water-Eaton, £7,248. Rated property of L. alone, £2,000. Pop., 308. Houses, 67. The property belongs to the Earl of St. Germans. A Roman pavement was discovered in 1670, but no trace of it now exists; and there is a very ancient stone cross. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Eisey, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £300. Patron, the Earl of St. Germans. The church, which retains two of its original Norman arches, has a tower of Norman architecture, and was recently restored. There is a national school.

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

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Cricklade
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Cricklade
  • Poor Law Union: Cricklade and Wootton Bassett
  • Hundred: Highworth, Cricklade and Staple
  • Province: Canterbury
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