Little Somerford, Wiltshire Family History Guide

St. John The Baptist, Little Somerford.
St. John The Baptist, Little Somerford. Colin Bates / St. John The Baptist, Little Somerford / CC BY-SA 2.0

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1708
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Little Somerford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SOMERFORD (Little), a parish, with a village, in Malmsbury district, Wilts; on the river Avon, 7 miles WNW of Wootton-Bassett r. station. It has a post-office under Chippenham. Acres, 1,392. Rated property, £2,414. Pop., 335. Houses, 74. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £241. Patron, the Rev. H. Wightwick. The church is ancient but good.

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


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

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

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