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Alderton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Alderton, a parish in Wiltshire, near Akeman Street, 9 miles NNW of Chippenham station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Chippenham; money order and telegraph office, Badminton. Acreage, 1637; population, 136. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; value, about £150. Gore the antiquary, who flourished in the 17th century, was a native of Alderton, and was buried in the church.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishAlderton St. Giles 
Poor Law unionMalmesbury 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Alderton 1606-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

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



Church of England

St. Giles (parish church)

The parish church of St. Giles is a building of stone, in the Early English style, and consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, north transept, north porch and spire with 5 bells: the church was restored about 1845 and has 190 sittings.

The register dates from the year 1603.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Alderton from the following:


Online maps of Alderton 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 districtSN14
Post TownChippenham