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Milton Lilbourne, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Milton Lilborne, a parish in Wilts, on a head-stream of the river Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal, 2 miles E of Pewsey station on the G.W.R. It contains the hamlet of Clinch, and has a post office under Pewsey; money order and telegraph office, Pewsey. Acreage, 3588; population, 590. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £90 with residence. The church is ancient, with a tower, and was restored in 1875. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishMilton-Lilborne St. Peter 
Poor Law unionPewsey 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1686.


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is an ancient building of stone and dating originally from the 11th century, but now chiefly in the Early English style and consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 6 bells: the chancel was restored in 1864 and the whole church in 1875 at a cost of £845, under the direction of the late Mr. J. L. Pearson R.A. when the founder's tomb was discovered in the north aisle: the church has 300 sittings.


Wesleyan Chapel

The Wesleyan chapel was built about 1854, to seat 50 persons.

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 Milton Lilbourne from the following:


Online maps of Milton Lilbourne 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