Clyffe Pypard is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Cliffe Pypard

Other places in the parish include: Bushton.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1576
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Clyffe Pypard

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLIFFE-PYPARD, a parish in Cricklade district, Wilts; 2 miles WNW of Broad-Hinton, and 3½ S by E of Wootton-Bassett r. station. It includes part of the village of Broad-Town; and its post town is Broad-Hinton, under Swindon. Acres, 3,985. Real property, £7,671. Pop., 910. Houses, 206.The manor, with Cliffe-Pypard House, belongs to H. N. Goddard, Esq. A whirlwind, in September 1856, destroyed several hundred trees on the manor-house grounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £450. Patron, H. N. Goddard, Esq. The church is an ancient edifice, with a tower; and contains a brass, with effigies, of 1380. Charities, £40.

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: Cricklade
  • 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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