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Latton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Latton, a parish, with a village, in Wiltshire, on the Thames and Severn Canal, adjacent to Gloucestershire, 1 mile N by W of Cricklade station on the Midland and Southwestern Junction railway. Post town, Cricklade. Acreage, 1798; population of the civil parish, 218; of the ecclesiastical, 346. The property belongs to the Earl of St Germans. A .Roman pavement, a coffin, and some Roman coins were discovered some years ago, and there is a very ancient stone cross. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Eisey, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Earl of St Germans. The church, which retains two of its original Norman arches, has a tower of Norman architecture, and has been restored.

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 parishLatton St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionCricklade and Wootton-Basset 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Latton 1578-1837, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

The register dates front the year 1576.

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



Church of England

St. John the Baptist (parish church)

The church of St. John the Baptist is a building of stone in the Norman and later styles, consisting of modern chancel, nave, transepts, south porch, and an embattled western tower, containing 5 bells: the chancel, arch, tower and south doorway are Norman: in the nave are several memorial windows to members of the Beadon family, and in the chancel are others to the Habgood family: there are 180 sittings.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Latton from the following:


Online maps of Latton 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 districtSN6
Post TownSwindon