Draycot Cerne Wiltshire Family History Guide

Draycot Cerne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1691
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1601

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Langley Burrell
  • Langley Fitzurse
  • Sutton Benger
  • Tytherton Kellaways
  • Stanton St Quintin
  • Bremhill with Foxham and Highway

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DRAYCOT-CERNE, a parish in Chippenham district, Wilts; near the river Avon and the Great Western railway, 3½ miles NNE of Chippenham. Post town, Chippenham. Acres, 1,066. Real property, £1,839. Pop., 158. Houses, 29. All the property, with Draycot-Cerne House, belonged formerly to the Cernes and the Longs; and belongs now to the Earl of Mornington. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, 234. Patron, the Earl of Mornington. The church is ancient; has a tower; contains a brass to Sir Edward Cerne of 1380, and monuments of the Longs; and is very good. Charities, £25.

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: Chippenham
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
Rural Deanery: Malmesbury
Poor Law Union: Chippenham
Hundred: Malmesbury
Province: Canterbury