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Luckington, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Luckington, a village and a parish in Wilts. The village stands near the boundary with Gloucestershire, 7 miles WSW of Malmesbury station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Chippenham; money order and telegraph office, Sherstone. Acreage of the civil parish, 2186; population, 394; of the ecclesiastical, 345. The manor belonged to King Harold, and passed to the Seymours. There are barrows and a cromlech. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; value, £244 with residence. The church is ancient, with a tower, and was restored in 1872, and again in 1884.

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 parishLuckington St. Mary 
Poor Law unionMalmesbury 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Luckington 1573-1837, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1573.

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



Church of England

St. Mary and St. Ethelbert (parish church)

The church of St. Mary and St. Ethelbert is a building of stone, dating from the 12th century, and consists of chantry with chantry chapel, nave of three bays, south aisle, north and south porches, vestry, and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells: the chantry chapel was restored and the chancel rebuilt in 1872 by the Rev. G. L. Ottley: the nave was reseated and restored in 1884: the church was further restored and a vestry added in 1913: there are 300 sittings; the churchyard was enlarged and boundary walls and gates erected in 1872.


Strict Calvinistic Baptist chapel

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 Luckington from the following:


Online maps of Luckington 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