Wootton Rivers is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.
Parish church: St. Andrew
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1728
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607
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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
Manors – Court Records
- 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