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Hannington, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Hannington, a village and a parish in Wiltshire. The village stands 2 miles W by N of Highworth, 2 S of the river Thames at the boundary with Gloucestershire, and has a station on the G.W.R., 78 miles from London, and a post office under Swindon; money order and telegraph office, Highworth. It is a pretty place, built in the form of the letter Y. The parish comprises 2518 acres; population, 295. Hannington Bridge leads over the Thames into Gloucestershire, and Hannington has a fine view. Hannington Hall is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; value, £130. The church is good, has a square tower, and contains monuments of the Frekes; it was restored in 1871. There are a free school and some charities.

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 parishHannington St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionHighworth and Swindon 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1571.

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



Church of England

St. John the Baptist (parish church)

The church of St. John the Baptist is a stone edifice in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower, containing 5 bells: the church contains monuments to the Freke and other families: there is a fine reredos and a stained window: the south porch has a Late Norman doorway: the interior was restored and reseated in 1871 and affords 300 sittings.

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 Hannington from the following:


Online maps of Hannington 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: