Manningford Abbots, Wiltshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Pewsey|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1538.
Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Manningford Abbots:
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Manningford-Abbotts)
Online maps of Manningford Abbots 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: