Highway, a parish in Wilts, 4½ miles NE of Calne station on the G.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Calne. Acreage, 813. The living is a rectory, annexed to the vicarage of Bremhill, in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £120. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is small but interesting; the old rood screen has teen preserved.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Highway St. Peter|
|Hundred||Potterne and Cannings|
|Poor Law union||Calne|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1664.
Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Highway:
Church of England
St. Peter (parish church)
The Church of St. Peter, rebuilt in 1867, at the sole expense of the late rector, Archdeacon Harris, is an edifice in the Early English style, from plans by W. Butterfield esq., architect: it consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret with one bell: the old screen and wooden beam, an early Norman door remaining in the outer wall, and the font have been preserved; on Easter day, 1879, a stained window was placed in the east end, to the memory of the Hon. and Right Rev. Charles Amyand Harris D.D. late Bishop of Gibraltar, formerly archdeacon of Wilts and rector of this parish, who died 16 March, 1874: there are 100 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Highway from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Highway (St. Peter))
Online maps of Highway 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: