Froxfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.
Other places in the parish include: Oakhill, Rudge, and Hughditch.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1561
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608; 1616
- Little Bedwyn
- Ramsbury with Axford
- Great Bedwyn
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
FROXFIELD, a village and a parish in the district of Hungerford and county of Wilts. The village stands near the Kennet and Avon canal, and near the Mid Wilts railway, 3¼ miles W of Hungerford; and has a post-office under Hungerford. The parish includes the tythings of Hughditch, Oakhill, and Rudge. Acres, 2,214. Real property, £2,926. Pop., 530. Houses, 144. The property is not much divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £122. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Windsor. The church is very good. The Duchess of Somerset’s almshouses here were founded in 1686; form an oblong quadrangle, surrounding a court, with a small chapel in the interior; gave maintenance to thirty widows of clergymen, and twenty widows of laymen; and have an endowed income of £2,370.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Poorhouses & Poor Law
- County: Wiltshire
- Civil Registration District: Hungerford
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
- Diocese: Salisbury
- Rural Deanery: Marlborough
- Poor Law Union: Hungerford
- Hundred: Kinwardstone
- Province: Canterbury