UK Genealogy Archives logo
DISCLOSURE: This page may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, we may receive a commission.

Christian Malford, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Christian-Malford, a village and a parish in Wilts. The village stands on the river Avon, 6 miles NE of Chippen-ham, and 3 from Dauntsey station on the G.W.R., and has a post office under Chippenham; money order and telegraph office, Sutton-Benger. The parish comprises 2761 acres; population of the civil parish, 586; of the ecclesiastical, 675. The manor belonged anciently to Glastonbury Abbey. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; value, £960 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is good, and was thoroughly restored in 1881. There is a Congregational chapel.

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 parishChristian-Malford All Saints 
Poor Law unionChippenham 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Christian Malford 1653-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

The register dates from 1653: the earlier register was burned in 1693, the house where the curate then lived being fired by lightning.

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

1605-1860 1605-18591605-1860


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is an ancient edifice of stone, in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel with lady chapel, nave of four bays, south aisle, north and south porches (the north porch being used as the vestry), and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles; containing a clock and 6 bells: the ancient oak screens, which divide the nave and south aisle from the chancel and lady chapel, are of considerable interest: there is also a remarkable Norman font, which is now placed in the baptistery at the west end of the aisle: a stained east window was presented in 1894 as a memorial to Alexander Sutton esq. by his wife and brother, and there is also a memorial window on the north side of the chancel to the Rev. Robert Vanbrugh Law M.A. rector here 1835-77, and to his wife: the church was restored in 1881, and has sittings for about 330 persons.

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 Christian Malford from the following:


Online maps of Christian Malford 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 districtSN15
Post TownChippenham