South Marston Wiltshire Family History Guide

South Marston is a chapelry of Highworth with Sevenhampton Ancient Parish in Wiltshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1539
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1585

Nonconformists include: Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hinton Parva
  • Stanton Fitzwarren
  • Shrivenham
  • Stratton St Margaret
  • Highworth with Sevenhampton
  • Wanborough

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MARSTON (SOUTH), a chapelry in Highworth parish, Wilts; adjacent to the Great Western railway and to the river Cole at the boundary with Berks, 2¾ miles W of Shrivenham r. station, and 3¼ S by W of Highworth. Post town, Highworth, under Swindon. Real property, with Stanton-Fitzwarren and Sevenhampton, £11,536. Rated property of S. M. alone, £3,827. Pop., 370. Houses, 85. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £175. Patron, the Vicar of Highworth. The church is ancient and tolerable. There is a snbscription school.

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


County: Wiltshire
Civil Registration District: Highworth
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of Highworth
Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 - None, Post-1846 - Cricklade
Poor Law Union: Highworth and Swindon
Hundred: Highworth, Cricklade and Staple
Province: Canterbury