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Crudwell, Wiltshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishCrudwell All Saints 
Poor Law unionMalmesbury 

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

Church Records

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:

1600-1847 1605-18371605-1838


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.


Baptist Chapel


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 Crudwell from the following:


Online maps of Crudwell 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