Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Ashton Keynes, Church Lane
Ashton Keynes, Church Lane Quiet village scene with old Cotswold stone buildings, stream and buddleia in flower. Colin Smith / Ashton Keynes, Church Lane / CC BY-SA 2.0

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Ashton Keynes with Leigh

Parish church: Holy Cross

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1582
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ashton Keynes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHTON-KEYNES, a parish in Cricklade district, Wilts; on an affluent of the Thames, 2½ miles NNE of Minety r. station, and 4 W of Cricklade. It includes the chapelry of Leigh; and has a post office under Cricklade. Acres, 3,820. Real property, £8,086. Pop., 1,070. Houses, 242. The property is much subdivided. Ashton-Keynes House is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and. Bristol. Value, £325. Patron, J. Swinford, Esq. The church is good; and there are two dissenting chapels, and charities £119.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Ashton-Keyness, 3¼ m. W. Cricklade. P. 1332.

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

Directories

Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorsetshire and the Isle of Wight 1889

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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