Hilperton, Wiltshire


Hilperton or Hilprington, a village and a parish in Wiltshire. The village stands near the Kennet and Avon Canal, 1 1/2 mile NNE of Trowbridge station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Trowbridge. Acreage of the civil parish, 1202; population, 1011; of the ecclesiastical, 1029. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Whaddon, in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £300 with residence. The church is good, and has an ancient tower. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels. A chapel of ease was built in 1889 at the junction of St Mary and Wyke roads.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1694.


Details of the places of worship in Hilperton, and their records, can be found on the following pages:

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Old maps of Hilperton are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online: