Oaksey, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Oaksey, a village and a parish in Wilts. The village stands 2 miles from Kemble Junction station on the G.W.R., 3 SE of Akeman Street, at the boundary with Gloucestershire, and 6 NE by N of Malmesbury. It has a post and telegraph office under Malmesbury; money order office, Malmesbury. Acreage of parish, 1827; population, 374. The parish council consists of seven members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; value, £300 with residence. The church is partly Norman, has been restored, and has some stained windows and an embattled tower. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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

Administration

Ancient County Wiltshire
Hundred Malmesbury
Poor Law union Malmesbury

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Oaksey (All Saints) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Maps

Online maps of Oaksey are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)


Newspapers and Periodicals

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