Castle Eaton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Lushill.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1549
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Parishes adjacent to Castle Eaton

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CASTLE-EATON, a small village and a parish in Highworth district, Wilts. The village stands on the river Thames, adjacent to the Thames and Severn canal, 3½ miles ENE of Cricklade, and 6¼ NE of Purton r. station.

The parish includes also the tything of Lushill; and its Post town is Kempsford under Swindon. Acres, 1,956. Real property, with Lushill and Marston-Maisey, £6,171. Pop., 286. Houses, 64. The property is divided among a few.

Lushill House is the seat of the Archers. A place called the Butts seems to have been notable, in old times, for the practice of archery. The parish is famous for cheese.

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £633. Patron, the Rev. E. Bowlby. The church dates from about 1400; has a singular cupola; and is very good.

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

Parish Registers

Castle Eaton Marriages 1549-1812

Parish Records


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

England, Wiltshire, Castle-Eaton – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Castle-Eaton, 1605-1830
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Eaton (Wiltshire)

Marriages at Castle Eaton, 1549-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Eaton (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Castle-Eaton, 1549-1887
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Eaton (Wiltshire)

Record of members, 1841-1854
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Castle-Eaton Branch (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Castle-Eaton – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 2 )
Out relief from the board of guardians’ minutes of Highworth & Swindon Union, 1842-1879
Author: Hurley, Beryl; Hassell, Margory; Highworth and Swindon Union (Wiltshire); Wiltshire Family History Society

Poor law records, 1866-1914
Author: Highworth and Swindon Union (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Castle-Eaton – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments in Castle-Eaton, Wiltshire 1750-1881
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

FamilySearch Historical Records


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Highworth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Cricklade
  • Poor Law Union: Highworth and Swindon
  • Hundred: Highworth, Cricklade and Staple
  • Province: Canterbury

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