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Maddington, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Maddington, a parish in Wiltshire, in Salisbury Plain, 6 miles from Wishford station, 7 from Wylye station on the G.W.R., and 9 from Wilton station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Shrewton (S.O.) Acreage, 3968; population of the civil parish, 343; of the ecclesiastical, with Shrewton, 891. The manor belonged formerly to Sir Stephen Fox, ancestor of the Earls of Ilchester and Lords Holland. The living is a vicarage, united with Shrewton, in the diocese of Salisbury; joint value, £220 with residence. The church is ancient.

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 parishMaddington St. Mary 
HundredBranch and Dole 
Poor Law unionAmesbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1651.

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



Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is an ancient structure of flint and stone, in the Early English style, with Late Perpendicular additions, consisting of chancel, nave of five bays, south aisle, transept, north porch, and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 3 bells: the nave was restored and repewed in 1846 and the chancel rebuilt in 1852: the east and two other windows are stained: there are 218 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 Maddington from the following:


Online maps of Maddington 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 districtSP3
Post TownSalisbury