Stratton St Margaret Wiltshire Family History Guide

Stratton St Margaret is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: St Margaret Stratton

Other places in the parish include: Upper Stratton, Lower Stratton, and Kingsdown.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1608
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Particular Baptist, and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Liddington
  • Blunsdon St Andrew
  • Chiseldon
  • Broad Blunsdon
  • Swindon
  • Stanton Fitzwarren
  • Wanborough
  • South Marston
  • Rodbourne Cheney

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STRATTON-ST. MARGARET, a village and a parish in Highworth district, Wilts. The village stands near the Great Western railway, 2¾ miles NE of Swindon; and has a post-office under Swindon. The parish includes Upper Stratton tything, contains Highworth workhouse, and comprises 2,620 acres. Real property, £9,980. Pop., 1,642. Houses, 320. The property is much sub-divided. An alien priory cell was founded in 1066; and was given, by Henry VI., to King's College, Cambridge. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £216. Patron, Merton College, Oxford. The church is good. There are chapels for Independents and Baptists, and charities £22.

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

Administration

County: Wiltshire
Civil Registration District: Highworth
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Perpetual Vicar of Corsham
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