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Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishAshton-Keynes Holy Cross 
Poor Law unionCricklade and Wootton-Basset 

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

Church Records

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

1609-1878 1619-18781616-1878


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.

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 Ashton Keynes from the following:


Online maps of Ashton Keynes 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 districtSN6
Post TownSwindon