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Etchilhampton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Etchilhampton, a tithing chapelry in All Cannings parish, Wiltshire, at the source of the Avon, 2¼ miles SE of Devizes station on the G.W.R. Post town, Devizes. The area is included with the parish of All Cannings. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the rectory of All Cannings, in the diocese of Salisbury; joint net value, £850. Patron, Lord Ashburton. The church of All Saints, All Cannings, as well as of St Anne's, is mentioned in Domesday book, both then paying tribute½ to the Abbess of St Mary, Winchester. See ALL CANNINGS.

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

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Civil parishAllcannings 
HundredSwanborough 
Poor Law unionDevizes 

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1630.

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1605-19171755-18121609-19331605-1878

Churches

Church of England

St. Andrew (parish church)

The church of St. Andrew is a small but ancient edifice of grey stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret containing 2 bells: in the chancel is an ancient tomb with recumbent effigies of a knight in armour, and a lady, probably of the time of Edward III.: the east and south windows are stained, the former being the gift of Thomas Plumptre Methuen: the font is Late Norman, on a modern stem and base: the chancel was restored in 1868: there are 120 sittings.

Baptist

Baptist Mission room

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Etchilhampton from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Etchilhampton 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:

CountyWiltshire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtSN10
Post TownDevizes