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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Froxfield All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Hungerford|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1561.
Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Froxfield:
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Froxfield (All Saints))
Online maps of Froxfield 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: