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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Beeching or Beauchamp Stoke St. Stephen|
|Poor Law union||Devizes|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Beechingstoke 1590-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.
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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.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Beechingstoke from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Beeching or Beauchamp Stoke (St. Stephen))
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Newspapers and Periodicals
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