Crudwell, a parish in Wilts, near the Roman road to Cirencester, 4 miles from Kemble station on the G.W.R., and 4 N by E of Malmesbury. It includes the hamlets of Chedglow, Chelworth, Eastcourt, and Murcott, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Malmesbury. Acreage, 4899; population, 778. The parish is a meet for the Vale of White Horse hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; value, £390 with residence. The church has Norman portions, and was restored in 1880. There are Baptist and Methodist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Crudwell All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Malmesbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Crudwell 1662-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.
The register dates from the year 1659.
Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Crudwell:
Church of England
All Saints (parish church)
The church of All Saints is a building of stone, in the Norman, Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, north chapel and a western tower with ornamental parapet, containing a clock and 5 bells: the church contains several interesting monuments and some good carving: a window in the north wall contains some old glass, representing the seven sacraments, and was repaired in 1903: the stained east window was erected in 1887: the church was restored in 1880, and affords 350 sittings.
Primitive Methodist Chapel
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Crudwell from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Crudwell (All Saints))
Online maps of Crudwell are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online: