Christian Malford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Avon.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Christian Malford

Parish History

Christian Malford

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHRISTIAN-MALFORD, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Chippenham district, Wilts. The village stands on the river Avon, adjacent to the Great Western railway, 4½ miles NE of Chippenham; and has a post office under Chippenham. The parish comprises 3,104 acres. Real property, £6,900. Pop., 898. Houses, 203. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged anciently to Glastonbury abbey. The parish is a meet for the Beaufort hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £672. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is good; and there is an Independent chapel.  The sub-district contains seven parishes and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 12,609. Pop., 3,190. Houses, 700.

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


Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Avon, in Christian-Malford par. P. 19.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Avon, a tything, in the parish of Christian-Malford, union and hundred of Chippenham, Chippenham and Calne, and N. divisions of Wilts, 3 miles (NE) from Chippenham; containing 76 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Parish Registers

Christian Malford Marriages 1653 to 1812

Parish Records


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

England, Wiltshire, Christian-Malford – Church records ( 4 )
Baptisms of 10 parishes, Chippenham, Lacock and adjacent parishes to the northeast
Author: Wiltshire Family History Society

Births and baptisms, 1809-1836
Author: Independent Church (Christian-Malford)

Bishop’s transcripts for Christian-Malford, 1605-1860
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Christian-Malford (Wiltshire)

Marriages at Christian Malford, 1653-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Christian-Malford (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Christian-Malford – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Parish register printouts of Christian-Malford, Wiltshire, England (Independent) ; christenings, 1809-1836
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Wiltshire, Christian-Malford – Civil registration ( 1 )
Burial certificates, 1839-1853
Author: Wootton-Bassett (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Christian-Malford – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Poor law records, ca. 1866-1952
Author: Chippenham Union (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Christian-Malford – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments in Christian-Malford, Wiltshire 1780-1833
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

FamilySearch Historical Records


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Chippenham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Malmesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Chippenham
  • Hundred: Chippenham; North Damerham
  • Province: Canterbury

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