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East Kennet, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Kennet, East, a parish in Wiltshire, on the river Kennet, near its source, 5 miles from Marlborough station on the G.W.R. Post town, Marlborough; money order and telegraph office, Overton. Acreage, 786; population, 70. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £125 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1864 on the site of the previous, one, and is in the Early English style. There is a village dispensary and hospital, and a parish room, erected in 1883.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1620.


Church of England

Christ Church (parish church)

Christ Church is a stone building in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles and spire, and containing 5 bells: the church was restored in 1864, and affords 120 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online: