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Nettleton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Nettleton, a village and a parish in Wilts. The village stands half a mile SE of the boundary with Gloucestershire, 1½ WNW of Akeman Street, and 7 miles NW by W of Chippenham station on the G.W.R. Post town, Burton; money order office, Acton Turville; telegraph office, Badminton. Acreage, 1971; population, 379. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. A large barrow, with three stones of a cromlech, is in this parish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is ancient and has a tower.

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 parishNettleton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionChippenham 

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

Church Records

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

1557-1841 1605-18371605-1841

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Nettleton from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN14
Post TownChippenham