Lyneham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Preston and Clack.

Alternative names: Lineham

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Particular Baptist, and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LYNEHAM, or LINEHAM, a village and a parish in Cricklade district, Wilts. The village stands 1½ mile S of the Wilts and Berks canal and the Great Western railway, and 4 SW of Wootton-Bassett r. station; and has a post office under Chippenham. The parish contains also the village of Clack, and comprises 3,242 acres. Real property, £7,596. Pop., 1,034. Houses, 230. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to G. H. W. Heneage, Esq. Lyneham Court is a farm house. An Augustinian priory, called Bradenstoke abbey, was funded, about the middle of the 12th century, near Clack village; and has left considerable traces at the farmstead of Clack. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £270. Patron, G. H. W. Heneage, Esq. The church is ancient, has been beautifully restored, and contains some monuments. The p. curacy of Clack is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Baptists and Primitive Methodists, a national school, an endowed school with £36 a year, and charities £53.

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

Parish Records

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England, Wiltshire, Lyneham – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Lyneham, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Wiltshire, Lyneham – Church records ( 4 )
Births and baptisms, 1810-1836
Author: Clack Chapel (Lyneham, Wiltshire : Independent)

Bishop’s transcripts for Bradenstock-cum-Clack, 1866-1880
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bradenstock-cum-Clack (Wiltshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Lyneham, 1605-1878
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lyneham (Wiltshire)

The cartulary of Bradenstoke Priory
Author: Catholic Church. Bradenstoke Priory (Wiltshire); London, Vera C. M.

England, Wiltshire, Lyneham – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Parish register printouts of Lyneham, Wiltshire, England (Independent, Clack Chapel) ; christenings, 1810-1836
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Wiltshire, Lyneham – Probate records ( 1 )
Parish registers of Wiltshire, 1579-1759 : transcripts of bishop’s transcripts

England, Wiltshire, Lyneham – Taxation ( 2 )
Land tax assessments in Lyneham, Wiltshire 1780-1833
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

Parish registers of Wiltshire, 1579-1759 : transcripts of bishop’s transcripts

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Cricklade
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Avebury
  • Poor Law Union: Cricklade and Wootton Bassett
  • Hundred: Kingsbridge
  • Province: Canterbury

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