Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Independents

Parishes adjacent to Colerne

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COLERNE, a parish in Chippenham district, Wilts; on an affluent of the river Avon, near the Fosse way, 2 miles NNE of Box r. station, and 3½ WNW of Corsham. It has a post office under Chippenham. Acres, 3,620. Real property, £6,010. Pop., 1,040. Houses, 239. The property is subdivided. The surface is hilly. One ancient camp is on Colerne Down; and another is in Colerne Park. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £92. Patron, New College, Oxford. The church is partly Norman, and in tolerable Condition; and there is an independent chapel. Charities, £13.

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

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Marriages at Colerne 1560-1575 and 1640-1651

Marriages at Colerne 1661-1812

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  • 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
  • Province: Canterbury

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