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Froxfield, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Froxfield, a village and a parish in Wiltshire. The village stands, near the Kennet and Avon Canal, Wilts, 3½ miles W of Hungerford station on the G.W.R., and has a post office under Hungerford; money order and telegraph office, Hungerford. The parish includes the tithings of Hughditch, Oakhill, and Rudge. Acreage, 2291; population, 390. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £245 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Windsor. The church is very good. The Duchess of Somerset's almshouses here were founded in 1686, form an oblong quadrangle surrounding a court, with a small chapel in the interior, gave maintenance to thirty widows of clergymen and twenty widows of laymen, and have a very large endowed income.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishFroxfield All Saints 
HundredKinwardstone 
Poor Law unionHungerford 

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1561.

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1561-18801755-18111561-18381561-1888

Churches

Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints, standing on an eminence west of the village, is a building of flint, dating from the 12th century, consisting of a chancel with low tile roof and wooden belfry and 2 bells: there are 130 sittings.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Froxfield from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Froxfield 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 districtSN8
Post TownMarlborough