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North Wraxall, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Wraxall, North, a parish, with Upper Wraxall and Ford hamlets, in Wiltshire, 3 miles N of Box station on the G.W.R., 7 W by N of Chippenham, and 9 NE of Bath. It has a post office under Chippenham; money order and telegraph office, Marshfield Acreage, 2175; population, 371. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to Lord Methuen. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; tithe rent charge, £375 and residence. Patron, Oriel College, Oxford. The church is an ancient edifice of stone in the Norman style. There are two Congregational chapels and two almshouses.

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 parishNorth Wraxall St. James 
Poor Law unionChippenham 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN14
Post TownChippenham