Broad Town is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Wiltshire, created in 1846 from a chapelry in Clyffe Pypard Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Broad Town

Parish History

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].

Parish Records


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

England, Wiltshire, Broad-Town – Church records ( 1 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Broad-Town, 1847-1880
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Broad-Town (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Broad-Town – History ( 1 )
Notes on Clyffe Pypard and Broad Town
Author: Goddard, Francis, 1814-1893; Goddard, Edward H. (Edward Hungerford)

England, Wiltshire, Broad-Town – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Manor court rolls in Broad-Town, Wiltshire, 1587-1614
Author: Manor of Broad-Town. Court (Wiltshire)

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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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