Lyneham or Lineham, a village and a parish in Wiltshire. The village stands 1¼ mile S of the Wiltshire and Berks Canal, 2½ miles of Dantsey, and 4 SW of Wootton Bassett station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Chippenham; money order and telegraph office, Bradenstoke. Acreage of the civil parish, 3456; population, 1012; of the ecclesiastical, 626. Lyneham Court is a farmhouse. An Augustinian priory, called Bradenstock Abbey, was founded about the middle of the 12th century near Clack village, and has left considerable traces at the farmstead of Clack. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £140 with residence. The church is ancient, has been beautifully restored, and contains some monuments.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Lineham St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Cricklade and Wootton-Bassett|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1653.
Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Lyneham:
Church of England
St. Michael (parish church)
The church of St. Michael is an ancient stone edifice, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of nave, south aisle, south porch and a low embattled western tower containing 5 bells; there is a monument to the Walker or Heneage family: the church was restored in 1863, at a cost of nearly £3,000, and has 250 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Lyneham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Lineham (St. Michael))
Online maps of Lyneham 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: