Luckington

Photo of SS Mary and Ethelbert parish church, Luckington, Wiltshire, seen from the southwest by Graham Horn, some rights reserved.

Luckington Wiltshire Family History

Luckington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Parish church: SS Mary and Ethelbert

Parish registers begin: 1572

Parishes adjacent to Luckington

  • Sherston Magna with Sherston Parva
  • Alderton
  • Badminton
  • Acton Turville
  • Sopworth
  • Hawkesbury

Historical Description

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Luckington, a village and a parish in Malmsbury district, Wilts. The village stands near the boundary with Gloucestershire, 7 miles WSW of Malmsbury, and 10 NW of Chippenham r. station; and has a post office, under Chippenham. The parish comprises 1,625 acres. Real property, £3,101; of which £10 are in quarries. Pop., 316. Houses, 78. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to King Harold, and passed to the Seymours. There are barrows and a cromlech. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £382. Patron, the Rev. J. F. Goggin. The church is ancient, with a tower; and was, still recently, in bad condition. Charities, £16.

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

Administration

  • 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: Chippenham
  • Province: Canterbury