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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

Administration

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 
HundredKingsbridge 
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:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1605-1878 1605-18421605-1878

Churches

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:


Maps

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:

CountyWiltshire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtSN15
Post TownChippenham