Keevil, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Keevil is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Bulkington.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1596

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Keevil

  • Steeple Ashton
  • Semington
  • East Coulston
  • Seend
  • Edington
  • Erlestoke
  • Poulshot
  • Potterne

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KEEVIL, a parish in Westbury district, Wilts; on an affluent of the river Avon, and near the Kennet and Avon canal, 4½ miles E of Trowbridge r. stationIt includes the tything of Bulkington; and its post town is Steeple-Ashton, under Trowbridge. Acres, 2,883. Real property, £5,070. Pop., 669. Houses, 157. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to W. W. B. Beach, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £250. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The church is good, and has an embattled tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and a slightly endowed school.

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


A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Bulkington, co. Wilts.

P. T. Melksham (96) 15 m. SE. Pop. 306.

A tything in the parish of Keevil and hundred of Melksham.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.


County: Wiltshire
Civil Registration District: Westbury
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
Diocese: Salisbury
Rural Deanery: Potterne
Poor Law Union: Westbury and Whorwellsdown
Hundred: Melksham; Whorwellsdown
Province: Canterbury