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Preshute, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Preshute, a parish in Wiltshire, on the river Kennet, 1½ mile SW of Marlborough station on the G.W.R. It includes Clatford, Elect, and Manton tithings, and is within Marlborough parliamentary borough. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Marlborough. Acreage, 5358; population of the civil parish, 1311; of the ecclesiastical, 853. There is a parish council consisting of thirteen members and a chairman. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £115. The church is partly Norman, in good condition, and has a brass of 1518. The Marlborough Workhouse is in this parish.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishPreshute St. George 
HundredSelkley 
Poor Law unionMarlborough 

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


Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Preshute 1606-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1606-19171754-19331606-19331607-1947

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 Preshute from the following:


Newspapers and Periodicals

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