Wanborough, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Wanborough is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Wodensburgh

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1582
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1585

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WANBOROUGH, a parish, with a village, in Highworth district, Wilts; 4½ miles SE by E of Swindon r. station. It has a post-office under Shrivenham, Berkshire. Acres, 4,440. Real property, £8,868. Pop., 960. Houses, 198. The manor belonged anciently to the St. Amauds, and passed to the Lovells and others. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £375. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The church is old; and has a tower at one end, and a spire at the other. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £12.

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


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Castle William, Wanborough, Wilts, sheep dealer and farmer, Nov. 25, 1842.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Wanborough, 1841-1891

Church Records

The bishop’s transcripts and parish registers of Wanborough : burials 1584-1837 Author: Wiltshire Family History Society

Bishop’s transcripts for Wanborough, 1585-1862 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wanborough (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1582-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wanborough (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Wanborough, 1582-1857 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wanborough (Wiltshire)

Baptisms from parish records and bishop’s transcripts

Manors - Court Records

Manor court roll in Wanborough, Wiltshire, 1795 Author: Manor of Wanborough. 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 Wanborough, Wiltshire 1780-1831 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: Kingsbridge
  • Province: Canterbury