Bratton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Wiltshire, created in 1845 from a chapelry in Westbury Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Stradbrook.

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Parish church: St James

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1542
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1594; 1608

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent Methodist, and Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Bratton

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRATTON, a chapelry in Westbury parish, Wilts; 4 miles ENE of Westbury r. station. It has a post office under Westbury. Rated property, £4,199. Pop., 744. Houses, 170. The property is much subdivided. Bratton Castle, on the crown of a hill, is an ancient camp of 23 acres, partly defended by a double rampart, in some parts 36 feet high, and said to have been constructed by the Danes. The White Horse, on the S slope below the camp, is a colossal figure similar to the White Horse of Berks, probably ancient, and originally of rude design, but remodelled in 1778. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £300. Patron, the Vicar of Westbury. Charities, £36.

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

Parish Registers

Bratton Marriages 1542 to 1837

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Wiltshire, Bratton – Church history ( 2 )
History of non-conformist religion in Bratton
Author: White, Kathleen

A History of the Baptist Church, Bratton, Wilts, 1662-1962

England, Wiltshire, Bratton – Church records ( 6 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Bratton, 1594-1880
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Bratton (Wiltshire)

Church records, 1721-1940
Author: Bratton Baptist Church (Wiltshire)

Marriages at Bratton, 1542-1837
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Bratton (Wiltshire)

Minute book and miscellaneous nonconformist records, 1753-1894
Author: Bratton Chapel (Wiltshire : Baptist)

Parish register transcripts, 1542-1812
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Bratton (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Bratton, 1542-1944
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Bratton (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Bratton – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1620-1641
Author: Church of England. Precentor of Sarum. Peculiar Court

England, Wiltshire, Bratton – Genealogy ( 1 )
Bratton worthies, 1958
Author: White, Kathleen

England, Wiltshire, Bratton – History ( 8 )
The Ballards of Bratton House
Author: Morrison, Jean

Bratton Court House
Author: Morrison, Jean

Bratton fire brigade
Author: White, Kathleen

Bratton Silver Band
Author: White, Kathleen; Perry, Pauline

Bratton woollen mills
Author: Morrison, Jean

Emm’s farm
Author: Hamilton-Wilkes, John

Grange farm
Author: Morrison, Jean

Murders, mysteries and sudden deaths
Author: White, Kathleen

England, Wiltshire, Bratton – History – Periodicals ( 1 )
Journal (Bratton History Association)
Author: Bratton History Association

England, Wiltshire, Bratton – Land and property ( 1 )
Minute book and miscellaneous nonconformist records, 1753-1894
Author: Bratton Chapel (Wiltshire : Baptist)

England, Wiltshire, Bratton – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Manor court roll in Bratton, Wiltshire, 1664
Author: Manor of Bratton. Court (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Bratton – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments in Bratton, Wiltshire 1773-1884
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

FamilySearch Historical Records

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Westbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Precentor of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Wylye
  • Poor Law Union: Westbury and Whorwellsdown
  • Hundred: Westbury (Wiltshire)
  • Province: Canterbury

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