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Winsley, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Winsley, a scattered village in Wiltshire, formed into an ecclesiastical parish, with Limpley Stoke, from the civil parish of Bradford in 1846. The village stands 1½ mile from Bradford station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Bradford; money order and telegraph office, Limpley Stoke, Population, 1151. The Kennet and Avon Canal passes through the parish. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Limpley Stoke, in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £285 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1841, and is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style; it was restored in 1889. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishGreat Bradford 
Poor Law unionBradford 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA15
Post TownBradford-On-Avon