Shorncote, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Sharncote, Shorncott

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1708
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1619

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Shorncote

  • Somerford Keynes
  • Siddington
  • South Cerney
  • Leigh
  • Ashton Keynes
  • Cricklade St Sampson

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHORNCOTE, a parish in the district of Cirencester and county of Wilts; 3½ miles S by E of Cirencester r.. station. Post town, Cricklade. Acres, 4,850. Rated property, £482. Pop., 19. Houses, 6. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £130. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Shorncutt, 4 m. N.W. Cricklade. P. 33

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

Parish Records

FamilySearch Historical Records


Kelly's Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorsetshire and the Isle of Wight 1889


Vision of Britain historical maps


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