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Corston, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Corston, a tithing-chapelry in St Paul-Malmesbury parish, Wiltshire, 2½ miles SSW of Malmesbury station on the G.W.R., and 7 N by E of Chippenham. It has a post office under Malmesbury; money order and telegraph office, Malmesbury. Population, 452. The living is a vicarage, with Eodbourne annexed, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; value, £85 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is Perpendicular English, and has an elegant bell-turret.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Civil parishMalmesbury 
Poor Law unionMalmesbury 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The registers date from the year 1881; before that period they were kept at Malmesbury.


Church of England

All Saints

The church of All Saints, formerly a chapel of ease belonging to Malmesbury, is a modern structure in mixed styles, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and western turret containing 2 small bells. The church was restored and a new chancel added in 1911: there are 120 sittings.


Congregational Chapel

The Congregational chapel was erected in 1897, to seat 60 persons.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Corston from the following:


Online maps of Corston 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 districtSN16
Post TownMalmesbury