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Berwick Bassett, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Berwick-Bassett, a parish in Wiltshire, 6 miles S by E of Wootton-Bassett station on the G.W.R., and 7 NW of Marlborough. It has a post office under Swindon; money order office, Broad Hinton; telegraph office, Avebury. Acreage, 1391; population, 165. The living is a vicarage, united in 1866 with Winterbourne-Monkton, in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £328. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBerwick-Bassett St. Nicholas 
HundredCalne 
Poor Law unionMarlborough 

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 Berwick Bassett:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1580-19171754-17991580-18371581-1880

Churches

Church of England

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The parish church of St Nicholas is an edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and a turret with cupola containing 3 bells: in the chancel is a brass, with effigy and a Latin inscription to William Bailey, priest, 1427: the east window has some stained glass and there is an ancient font and carved oak rood screen: the church was repaired and re-seated in 1857, and affords 75 sittings.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Berwick Bassett from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Berwick Bassett 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:

CountyWiltshire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtSN4
Post TownSwindon