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Highway, Wiltshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishHighway St. Peter 
HundredPotterne and Cannings 
Poor Law unionCalne 

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

Church Records

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.

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 Highway from the following:


Online maps of Highway 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 districtSN11
Post TownCalne