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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


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 
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:



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:


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:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN4
Post TownSwindon