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Garsdon, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Garsdon, a parish in Wiltshire, 2 miles ENE of Malmes-bury station on the G.W.R. Post town, Malmesbury, under Chippenham; money order and telegraph office, Malmesbury. Acreage, 1128; population of the civil parish, 141; of the ecclesiastical, 591. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Lea, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; value, £300 with residence. The church is modern, and there is a Methodist chapeL

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 parishGarsdon All Saints 
Poor Law unionMalmesbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1681.

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

1605-1865 1607-18611606-1865


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints, pleasantly situate on an eminence, is an edifice consisting of chancel, nave with south porch rebuilt in 1856, and an embattled western tower of the 15th century, containing a peal of Harrington's tubular bells: on the north wall of the chancel is a mural tablet to Sir Lawrence Washington knt. who was buried here in 1643: this monument was restored in 1906 by the Bishop of New York and other Americans: the communion plate, consisting of a flagon, two chalices and one paten of massive silver, bears the date 1684, and was the gift of Lady Pargiter, formerly wife of Lawrence Washington esq.: there are 180 sittings.


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 Garsdon from the following:


Online maps of Garsdon 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