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Rodborne Cheney, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Rodborne Cheney, a parish in Wiltshire, on the North Wilts Canal, and adjacent to Swindon Junction on the Great Western and Midland and South-Western Joint railways, with a post and money order and telegraph office under Swindon. It includes the tithings of Even Swindon, Haydon, Haydon Wick, and Moredon. Acreage, 2360; population of the civil parish, 1004; of the ecclesiastical, 2775. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. Limestone is largely quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £200 with residence. The church is ancient, and was restored and enlarged in 1848. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist ohapels.

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 parishRodborne-Cheney St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHighworth and Swindon 

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