Heddington, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Heddington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HEDDINGTON, a village and a parish in Calne district, Wilts. The village stands under Roundway hill, adjacent to the Julian way, 3 miles S by E of Calne r. station, and 3½ N by W of Devizes; and is supposed, by many antiquaries, to occupy the site of the Roman station Verlucio. Many Roman coins, urns, and other relics have been found in the village and its neighbourhood. The parish comprises 1,686 acres. Post town, Calne, under Chippenham. Real property, £2,831. Pop., 362. Houses, 86. An ancient camp is on Bagdon hill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £239. Patron, the Rev. F. H. Du Boulay. The church has a pinnacled tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £10.

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 Heddington, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Heddington, 1605-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Heddington (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1538-1836 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Heddington (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Heddington, 1538-1982 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Heddington (Wiltshire)


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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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