Rodbourne Cheney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Moredon, Haydon Wick, Haydon, and Even Swindon.

Alternative names: Rodborne Cheney

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RODBORNE-CHENEY, a parish in Highworth district, Wilts; on the North Wilts canal, and adjacent to the Swindon and Gloucester and the Great Western railways, 2½ miles NNW of Swindon. It includes thetythings of Even-Swindon, Haydon, Haydon-Wick, and Moredon; and its post town is Swindon. Acres, 2,728. Real property, £5,045. Pop., 670. Houses, 132. The property is much subdivided. Limestone is largely quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £110. Patron, the Rev. R. Haking. The church is ancient, and was restored and enlarged in 1848. There are an Independent chapel, and an endowed school with £43 a year.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Rodborne-Cheney, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Rodborne-Cheney, 1605-1874 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rodborne-Cheney (Wiltshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Rodborne-Cheney, 1863 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rodborne-Cheney (Wiltshire)

Court Records

Manor court rolls in Rodborne-Cheney, Wiltshire, 1699 Author: Manor of Rodborne-Cheney. Court (Wiltshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Out relief from the board of guardians’ minutes of Highworth & Swindon Union, 1842-1879 Author: Hurley, Beryl; Hassell, Margory; Highworth and Swindon Union (Wiltshire); Wiltshire Family History Society

Poor law records, 1866-1914 Author: Highworth and Swindon Union (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Rodborne-Cheney, Wiltshire, 1750-1884 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Highworth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Cricklade
  • Poor Law Union: Highworth and Swindon
  • Hundred: Highworth, Cricklade and Staple
  • Province: Canterbury

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