Limpley Stoke, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Limpley Stoke is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Wiltshire, created in 1846 from Bradford-on-Avon Ancient Parish.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1707
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1611

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • South Stoke, Somerset
  • Wellow, Somerset
  • Monkton Combe, Somerset
  • Winsley
  • Hinton Charterhouse, Somerset
  • Freshford, Somerset

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LIMPLEY-STOKE, a village and a chapelry in Bradford parish, Wilts. The village stands near the river Avon, the Kennet and Avon canal, the Bathampton branch of the Great Western railway, and the boundary with Somerset, 3¼ miles W of Bradford; presents a romantic appearance, as seen from the ascent toward Freshford; commands a curious view of the river, the canal, and the railway, winding side by side, at different elevations, down the valley; is environed by hanging woods and orchards, and by a wild declivity, with picturesque features; and has a railway station, a recent hydropathic establishment, and a girls’ reformatory. The chapelry was reconstituted in 1846, and is conjoined with Winsley. Post town, Bradford-on-Avon. Pop. in 1861, 985. Houses, 218. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £147. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is small; and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bradford on Avon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Bradford
  • Hundred: Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury