Hardenhuish, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Hardenhuish is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Harnish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1730
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HARDENHUISH, or HARNISH, a parish in Chippenham district, Wilts; adjacent to the Great Western railway, 1½ mile NW of Chippenham. Post town, Chippenham. Acres, 1,477. Real property, £1,227. Pop., 117. Houses, 27. The property is divided among a few. Hardenhuish Park is the seat of E. L. Clutterbuck, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £90. Patron, E. L. Clutterbuck, Esq. The church is good; and the churchyard contains the tomb of Thorpe, the antiquary, and a marble monument to Ricardo, the political economist. There is a free school. Anstey, the author of the “New Bath Guide,” died here.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Hardenhuish, 1841-1891

Church Records

Baptisms of 17 parishes west and north of Chippenham Author: Wiltshire Family History Society

Bishop’s transcripts for Hardenhuish, 1607-1857 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hardenhuish (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Hardenhuish, 1730-1958 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hardenhuish (Wiltshire)

Voting Registers

Burgess roll’s in Chippenham, Wiltshire, 1836-1878 Author: Chippenham (Wiltshire : Borough)


Land tax assessments in Hardenhuish, Wiltshire 1780-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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