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Beechingstoke, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Beechingstoke, a parish in Wilts, on the river Avon, 2 miles S of the Kennet and Avon Canal, and 1 mile from Woodborough station on the G.W.R. Pewsey is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Woodborough. Acreage, 891; population, 161. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £251.

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 parishBeeching or Beauchamp Stoke St. Stephen 
Poor Law unionDevizes 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Beechingstoke 1590-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

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

1566-1879 1590-18521598-1879


Church of England

St. Stephen (parish church)

The parish church of St Stephen is a small edifice of grey stone, in the Second Pointed or Decorated style, and consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a small eastern gable pierced for 2 bells: the chancel contains a credence: the pulpit is of stone with marble shafts: the stained east window was erected by the Right Rev. Edward Wyndham Tufnell, Bishop of Brisbane, 1859-75, and rector here 1846-57, to his mother and brother, and there are six other memorial windows, including one to the Rev. Charles Mayo, ob. 1820, rector of this parish for 50 years: the church affords 110 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 Beechingstoke from the following:


Online maps of Beechingstoke 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 districtSN9
Post TownPewsey