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Manningford Abbots, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Manningford Abbots, a parish in Wiltshire, on the river Avon, 2 miles SW of Pewsey station on the G.W.R. Post town, Pewsey, under Marlborough. Acreage, 931; population, 121. The manor belonged to Llanthony Abbey, and was given at the dissolution to Protector Somerset. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £275. The church was rebuilt in 1872, and is a stone building in the Early English style.

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 
Poor Law unionPewsey 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1538.

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

1539-1882 1608-18371605-1880


Church of England

dedication unknown (parish church)

The church, dedication unknown, but rebuilt in 1864, is an edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western bell gable, with 2 bells, one of which was recast in 1896, and there is a piscina on the south side of the chancel and three marble tablets to members of the Astley family: there is an exquisite pre-Reformation chalice: the church was restored in 1912, and has 120 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 Manningford Abbots from the following:


Online maps of Manningford Abbots 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 districtSN9
Post TownPewsey