Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire
Ashton-Keynes, a parish in Wiltshire, on an affluent of the Thames, with a station on the Midland and South Western junction railway, 88 miles from London, and 4 W of Cricklade. It includes the chapelry of Leigh, and has a post office under Cricklade. Acreage, 2810; population of the civil parish, 925; of the ecclesiastical, 1227. Cove House is the principal residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £210. The church is good, and was thoroughly restored in 1876-77. There are two dissenting chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ashton-Keynes Holy Cross|
|Poor Law union||Cricklade and Wootton-Basset|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Ashton Keynes:
Church of England
The Holy Cross (parish church)
The parish church of the Holy Cross is an ancient edifice of stone partly of Norman date, and consists of chancel with north chapel, nave of four bays with aisles, north and south porches, and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells: the east window and one on the south side of the chancel are stained: the church was thoroughly restored in 1876-77 at a cost of £2,000, and affords 400 sittings.
The register dates from the year 1582.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ashton Keynes from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Ashton-Keynes (Holy Cross))
Online maps of Ashton Keynes are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online: