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Patney, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Patney, a parish in Wiltshire, on the river Avon, 3 miles W by S of Woodborough station on the G.W.R., and 4½ ESE of Devizes. Post town, Devizes; money order and telegraph office, Woodborough. Acreage, 884; population, 106. The manor belongs to the Earl of Radnor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £130 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church is ancient but good, has a wooden spire, and was restored in 1877.

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 parishPatney St. Swithin 
HundredElstub and Everley 
Poor Law unionDevizes 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Patney 1594-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

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


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 Patney from the following:


Online maps of Patney 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 districtSN10
Post TownDevizes