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Brokenborough, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Brokenborough, a parish in Wilts, 2 miles NW of Malmesbury station, on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Malmesbury, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 2634; population, 381. The manor belonged to the Saxon kings, and passed to the Molines. Some Roman remains have been found. The living is a vicarage annexed to the vicarage of Charlton in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is good. The Malmesbury Union Workhouse is situated in this parish.

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 parishBrokenborough St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionMalmesbury 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1778.

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

1605-1859 1609-17441609-1859


Church of England

St. John the Baptist (parish church)

The church of St. John the Baptist is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, north porch and a small wooden turret: there are sittings for 200 persons.


Primitive Methodist Chapel

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 Brokenborough from the following:


Online maps of Brokenborough 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 districtSN16
Post TownMalmesbury