Boyton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire. Rodden is a chapelry of Boyton.

Other places in the parish include: Cortington, Corton

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Boyton

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BOYTON, a parish in Warminster district, Wilts; on the river Willy, adjacent to the Great Western railway, 1½ mile NW of Codford station, and 2 ½ SE of Heytesbury. It includes Corton township; and its Post Town is Upton-Lovel, under Bath. Acres, 3,956. Real property, £3,338. Pop., 410. Houses, 91. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged, in the time of Henry II., to the Giffords; and passed to the Lamberts. The mansion on it was built, in 1618, by Thomas Lambert; was occupied, in the present century, by Bourke Lambert, who collected here upwards of 30,000 species of plants; and is now the seat of the Rev. Arthur Fane. A pit in the neighbourhood of the grounds, called Chapel Hole, is popularly believed to have swallowed up a church. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £549. Patron, Magdalen College, Oxford. The church dates from the latter part of the 12th century; was restored in 1860, at a cost of upwards of £2,000; and contains grand monuments of the Giffords, and several new memorial windows.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BOYTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Warminster, hundred of Heytesbury, Warminster and S. divisions of Wilts, 1 mile (W. by S.) from Codford; containing, with the township of Corton, 360 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated near the road from Bath to Salisbury, and intersected by the river Willey, comprises by measurement 3720 acres. The mansion-house of the Lamberts, adjoining the church, is an ancient edifice in the Elizabethan style, the grounds of which retain their original character; the terrace, walks, and hedges of yew-trees still remain as they probably appeared in 1660. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £27. 17. 3½., and in the patronage of Magdalene College, Oxford: the tithes have been commuted for £560, and the glebe comprises 20 acres. The church is an ancient and picturesque structure, in the early and decorated English styles, with a porch of elegant design; the interior is embellished with a beautiful circular window, and in the south aisle is a sepulchral chapel, now belonging to the Lambert family, but originally built by the Giffards, of whom Sir Alexander Giffard, the friend of the younger Long Espée, was interred here. There is a place of worship for Baptists. Aylmer Bourke Lambert, the celebrated botanist, was born in the parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Registers

Boyton Marriages 1560 to 1837

Parish Registers

Marriages Out of Parish

Details Place of Marriage
Richard Hinton, of Boyton, & Susanna Parson, of Heytsbury 16 Sept. 1706 Mere
John Whiteek, of Hatchberry, & Elizabeth Moody, of Boyton, Wilts 25 June 1748 Mere

Parish Records


England, Wiltshire, Boyton – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Boyton, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Wiltshire, Boyton – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Boyton, 1608-1880
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Boyton (Wiltshire)

Marriages at Boyton, 1560-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Boyton (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Boyton, 1560-1977
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Boyton (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Boyton – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments in Boyton and Corton, Wiltshire, 1773-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

FamilySearch Historical Records


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Warminster
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Wylye
  • Poor Law Union: Warminster
  • Hundred: Heytesbury
  • Province: Canterbury

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