Wootton Rivers is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1728
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOOTTON-RIVERS, a parish in Pewsey district, Wilts; on the Kennet and Avon canal and on the Mid-Wilts railway, 3 miles ENE of Pewsey r. station. It has a post-office under Marlborough. Acres, 1,179. Real property, £2,021. Pop., 444. Houses, 93.

There are an iron foundry and an agricultural implement factory.

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £379. Patrons, St. John’s College, Cambridge, and Brasenose College, Oxford. The church is good; and there are a national school, and charities £15.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

WOOTTON-RIVERS (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Pewsey, hundred of Kinwardstone, Everley and Pewsey, and S. divisions of Wilts, 3 miles (N. E.) from Pewsey; containing 470 inhabitants. It comprises 1179a. 2r. 34p., of which 1036 acres are arable, 75 meadow and pasture, and 32 woodland; the soil is principally sand, alternated with clay, the surface in some parts hilly, and the scenery diversified.

The Kennet and Avon canal passes through the parish.

The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £7. 10. 5., and in the alternate patronage of St. John’s College, Cambridge, and Brasenose College, Oxford; but it must be given to one who has been a scholar at either from Lancashire. The tithes have been commuted for £390, and the glebe comprises 49½ acres.

The church is a small structure in the decorated English style, with an east window of three lights, beautifully enriched with tracery.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Wootton-Rivers, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

Hungerford, Marlborough & Wantage : Wesleyan Methodist Circuits historic roll 1899-1904 Author: EurekA Partnership

Parish registers for Wootton-Rivers, 1728-1974 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wootton-Rivers (Wiltshire)


Villages of Wiltshire–Wootton Rivers Author: Chandler, John (John Howard), b. 1951

Manors – Court Records

Manor court rolls in Wootton-Rivers, Wiltshire, 1561-1564 Author: Manor of Wootton-Rivers. Court (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Wootton-Rivers, Wiltshire 1780-1881 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


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

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