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Lyneham, Wiltshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishLineham St. Michael 
Poor Law unionCricklade and Wootton-Bassett 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1653.

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

1605-1878 1605-18421605-1878


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.

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 Lyneham from the following:


Online maps of Lyneham 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 districtSN15
Post TownChippenham