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Great Somerford, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Somerford, Great or Broad, a parish, with a village and a hamlet, in Wiltshire, on the river Avon, with a station on the G.W.R., 91 miles from London. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Chippenham. Acreage, 1660; population, 530. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £410. Patron, Exeter College, Oxford. The church is a handsome stone structure in the Perpendicular style, and has been well restored. There is a small Wesleyan 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 parishSomerford St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionMalmesbury 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Great or Broad Somerford 1707-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

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


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Great Somerford from the following:


Online maps of Great Somerford 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 districtSN15
Post TownChippenham