West Kington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1754
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1606

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KINGTON (WEST), a parish, with a village, in Chippenham district, Wilts; near Akeman street and the boundary with Gloucester, 8 miles NW by W of Chippenham r. station. Post town, Marshfield, under Chippenham. Acres, 2,444. Real property, £4,115. Pop., 405. Houses, 79. The manor belongs to W. Codrington, Esq. Building stone is quarried. Vestiges exist of a Roman camp. The parish is a meet for the Beaufort hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £417. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is ancient, and has a tower. Bishop Latimer was rector.

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

Parish Records


England, Wiltshire, West Kington – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for West Kington, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Wiltshire, West Kington – Church records ( 4 )
Baptisms of 17 parishes west and north of Chippenham
Author: Wiltshire Family History Society

Bishop’s transcripts for West Kington, 1606-1859
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of West Kington (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1605-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of West Kington (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for West Kington, 1758-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of West Kington (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, West Kington – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Poor law records, ca. 1866-1952
Author: Chippenham Union (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, West Kington – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments in West Kington, Wiltshire 1780-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Chippenham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Malmesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Chippenham
  • Hundred: Chippenham
  • Province: Canterbury

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