North Wraxall, Wiltshire Family History Guide

North Wraxall is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: North Wraxhall

Other places in the parish include: Upper Wraxall and Ford.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1677
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • West Kington
  • Castle Combe
  • Slaughterford
  • Nettleton
  • Marshfield
  • Colerne

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WRAXALL (North), a parish, with Upper Wraxall and Ford hamlets, in Chippenham district, Wilts; 4½ miles N of Box r. station, and 7 W by N of Chippenham. It has a post-office under Chippenham. Acres, 2,127. Real property, £3,575. Pop., 466. Houses, 112. The manor belongs to Lord Methuen. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £450. Patron, Oriel College, Oxford. The church is good; and there is a national school.

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


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