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Broad Town, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Broad-Town, a hamlet and a parish formed in 1844 out of Broad-Hinton and Clyffe-Pypard parishes, in Wilts. In 1884 it was made a civil parish. The hamlet lies 1½ mile NW of Broad-Hinton village and 3 miles SE of Wootton-Basset station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Swindon; money order office, Broad-Hinton; telegraph office, Wootton-Basset. The area of the parish is 2040 acres; population, 483. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £101 with residence. Patrons, the Vicars of Broad-Hinton and Clyffe-Pypard alternately.

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1847.

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Broad Town:

1847-1880  1847-1880


Church of England

Christ Church (parish church)

Christ Church is a modern building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of nave and a western bell cot containing one bell: the east window is stained, and there are 190 sittings.


Primitive Methodist Chapel
Wesleyan Chapel


Online maps of Broad Town are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN4
Post TownSwindon