Baydon is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Wiltshire, created in 1793 from a chapelry in Ramsbury with Axford Ancient Parish.

Parish church: St. Nicholas

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1673
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1578

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Baptist

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Parishes adjacent to Baydon

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BAYDON, a parish in the district of Hungerford and county of Wilts; on the verge of the county, 3½ miles WSW of Lambourne, and 7 SSE of Shrivenham r. station. It has a post office under Hungerford. Acres, 3,060. Real property, £2,892. Pop., 380. Houses, 81. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £110. Patron, the Rev. A. Meyrick. The church was repaired in 1860. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Historical Records


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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hungerford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – None, Post-1846 – Marlborough
  • Poor Law Union: Hungerford
  • Hundred: Ramsbury
  • Province: Canterbury

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