Winterbourne Bassett is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Bassett Winterbourne

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1681
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WINTERBOURNE-BASSETT, a parish in Marlborough district, Wilts; 5 miles SSE of Wootton-Bassett r. station. It has a post-office under Swindon. Acres, 2,210. Real property, £2,762. Pop., 249. Houses, 58. The property is all in one estate. Many barrows and Druidical stones are on the downs. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £634. Patron, Magdalen College, Oxford. The church was restored in 1857.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Winterbourne-Bassett, 1841-1891

Church Records

The bishop’s transcripts and parish registers of Winterbourne Bassett : baptisms & burials, 1607-1837 Author: Wiltshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Winterbourne-Bassett (Wiltshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Winterbourne-Bassett, 1607-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Winterbourne-Bassett (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Winterbourne-Bassett, 1681-1975 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Winterbourne-Bassett (Wiltshire)

Baptisms from parish records and bishop’s transcripts Author: Wiltshire Family History Society

Civil Registration

Notices of marriage, 1838-1911 Author: Great Britain. Superintendent Registrar (District of Marlborough)


Land tax assessments in Winterbourne-Bassett, Wiltshire 1780-1884 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Marlborough
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Avebury
  • Poor Law Union: Marlborough
  • Hundred: Selkley
  • Province: Canterbury

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