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Baydon, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Baydon, a parish in Wiltshire, on the verge of the county, 3½ miles WSW of Lambourne, and 9 from Hungerford station on the G.W.R. It has a post office (R.S.O.); money order office, Aldbourne; telegraph office, Lambourne. Acreage, 2485; population, 263. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £165, in the gift of the Coutts family. The church was repaired in 1860. There are Wesleyan and Baptist 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 parishBaydon St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionHungerford 

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 Baydon:



Church of England

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The parish church of St Nicholas is an ancient edifice of stone, partly Norman, and consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells: the church was restored in 1857 and again in 1894, and affords 150 sittings.

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 Baydon from the following:


Online maps of Baydon 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 districtSN8
Post TownMarlborough