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Hullavington, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Hullavington, a village and a parish in Wilts. The village stands 5 miles SW by S of Malmesbury, and 6 NW by N of Chippenham station on the G.W.R., and has a post office under Chippenham; money order office, Grittleton; telegraph office, Tatton KeynelL The parish includes the lathings of Surrendal, and comprises 3303 acres; population, 543. The manor belonged to the priory of St Victor, near Bouen, passed to the Crown, was given by Henry VI. to Eton College, and is now held by the Neeld family as lessees. Bradfield is an old house formerly connected with St Victor's priory. The parish is a meet for the Beaufort hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; value, £180 with residence. Patron, Eton College. The church is ancient, and is of Transition Norman, with some Early English work. It has a tower, and was restored in 1871. The tower was rebuilt in 1880. There are Congregational, Baptist, and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishHullavington St. Mary 
Poor Law unionMalmesbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1694.

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



Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, side chapel, nave of three bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower, rebuilt in 1880, and containing 2 bells: the porch, arches, columns and other parts are Transition Norman and the north aisle has very good Early English windows: there are slight remains of 12th century glass: the church was restored in 1871, and in 1907 the north aisle and Bradfield chapel were restored and an organ chamber erected: there are 240 sittings. A lych-gate was erected in the churchyard in 1897, by Meredith Meredith-Brown esq. J.P. in memory of his wife.


Baptist Chapel


Congregational Chapel


Primitive Methodist Chapel

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hullavington from the following:


Online maps of Hullavington 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 districtSN14
Post TownChippenham