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Southwick, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Southwick, a tithing in North Bradley parish, Wiltshire, 2½ miles SSW of Trowbridge. There are a church, a Baptist chapel, and a Methodist chapel.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Civil parishNorth Bradley 
HundredWhorwelsdown 
Poor Law unionWestbury and Whorwelsdown 

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


Churches

Church of England

St. Thomas

St. Thomas's, a chapel of ease to St. Nicholas, North Bradley, erected in 1904 at a cost of £3,000, is a building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave and northwest tower, with small spire, containing one bell: at the west end is a baptistery for adult baptisms: there are 200 sittings.

Baptist

Baptist Chapel

The Baptist chapel, erected in 1815, has seating for 350 persons.

Particular Baptist Chapel

The Particular Baptist chapel, erected in 1861, has 150 sittings.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Southwick from the following:


Maps

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyWiltshire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBA14
Post TownTrowbridge