Westwood, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Westwood is a chapelry of Bradford-on-Avon Ancient Parish in Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Upper Westwood, Lower Westwood, Iford, and Ford.

Alternative names: Westwood cum Ford, Westwood cum Iford, Westwood with Iford

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1666
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Methodist and Particular Baptist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WESTWOOD-CUM-IFORD, a parish, with a village, in Bradford district, Wilts; 2 miles SW of Bradford r. station. Post town, Bradford-on-Avon. Acres, 813. Real property, £1,655. Pop. in 1851, 605; in 1861, 469, of whom 114 were in Bradford workhouse. Houses, 75. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The living is a rectory, annexed to Bradford. The church is ancient. There is a national school.

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

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bradford on Avon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Bradford
  • Hundred: Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury