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Savernake, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Savernake, two extra-parochial tracts and a chapelry in Wiltshire. The tracts lie in Savernake Forest, extending from half a mile to 4½ miles SE by S of Marlborough, and have a station on the G.W.R., 70 miles from London. The one is North Savernake, the other is South Savernake-with-Brimslade and Cadley, and they comprise 5847 acres; population of the civil parish, 305; of the ecclesiastical district, 359. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Marlborough. The chapelry includes also a small section of Preshute parish, and was constituted in 1854. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £135 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Ailesbnry. The church is in the Early English style.

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

Church Records

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

1851-1880 1854-19321854-1880

Newspapers and Periodicals

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