Purton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.
Other places in the parish include: Stoke and Braydon.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1558
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1592
Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Society of Friends/Quaker.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
PURTON, a village and a parish in Cricklade district, Wilts. The village stands on an eminence near the Swindon and Gloucester railway, 1 mile W of the North Wilts canal, and 4¾ NW of Swindon; and has a station on the railway, a post-office under Swindon, and fairson the Tuesday before 6 May and the Friday after 19 Sept. The parish contains also Braydon hamlet and Cricklade workhouse. Acres, 7,878. Rated property, £10,157. Pop., 2,087. Houses, 453. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £690. Patron, the Earl of Shaftesbury. The church is a handsome edifice, with two towers and a spire; and contains monuments of the Maskelynes. There are chapels for Independents and Primitive Methodists, an endowed school with £17 a year, and charities £80.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
- County: Wiltshire
- Civil Registration District: Cricklade
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
- Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
- Rural Deanery: Cricklade
- Poor Law Union: Cricklade and Wootton Bassett
- Hundred: Highworth, Cricklade and Staple
- Province: Canterbury