Codford St Peter is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Ashton Gifford.

Alternative names: St Peter Codford

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1597
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1611; 1622

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CODFORD-ST. PETER, a parish in Warminster district, Wilts; on the river Wiley, near Codford r. station, 3½ miles SE of Heytesbury. It includes the township of Ashton-Gifford; and its post town is Codford-St-Mary, under Bath. Acres, 1,611. Real property, with Codford-St. Mary, £4,086. Pop., 359. Houses, 63. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £380. Patron, Pembroke College, Oxford. The church is a handsome edifice with pointed windows and embattled tower.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CODFORD (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Warminster, hundred of Heytesbury, Warminster and S. divisions of Wilts, 3 miles (E. S. E.) from Heytesbury; containing, with the township of Ashton-Gifford, 394 inhabitants, and consisting of 1614 acres. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £17. 15.; net income, £380; patrons, the Master and Fellows of Pembroke College, Oxford: the glebe comprises about 8 acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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Census returns for Codford-St. Peter, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Codford-St. Peter, 1601-1879 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Codford-St. Peter (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1597-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Codford-St. Peter (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Codford-St. Peter, 1597-1978 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Codford-St. Peter (Wiltshire)

Parish register printouts of Codford St. Peter parish, Wiltshire, England (1597-1715)

Court Records

Manor court roll in Codford-St. Peter, Wiltshire, 1654 Author: Manor of Codford-St. Peter. Court (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Codford-St. Peter and Codford-St. Mary, Wiltshire 1773-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


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  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Warminster
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Wylye
  • Poor Law Union: Warminster
  • Hundred: Heytesbury
  • Province: Canterbury

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