Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

* Parish registers: 1847
* Bishop’s Transcripts: 1847

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Broad Town

  • Wootton Bassett
  • Broad Hinton
  • Clyffe Pypard


Historical Descriptions of Broad Town

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROAD-TOWN, a hamlet in Broad-Hinton parish, and a chapelry in Broad-Hinton and Cliffe-Pypard parishes, Wilts. The hamlet lies 1¼ mile NW of Broad-Hinton village, and 3 SE of Wootton-Basset r. station. The chapelry includes the hamlet; and was constituted in 1846. Post Town, Broad-Hinton, under Swindon. Pop., 473. Houses, 98. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £100. Patrons, the Vicars of Broad-Hinton and Cliffe-Pypard alternately.

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

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County: Wiltshire
Civil Registration District: Marlborough
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
Diocese: Salisbury
Rural Deanery: Avebury
Poor Law Union: Cricklade and Wootton Bassett
Hundred: Kingsbridge
Province: Canterbury

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