Sopworth, a parish in Wiltshire, 7 miles from Malmesbury station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Chippenham; money order and telegraph office, Didmarton. Acreage, 1011; population, 139. The manor belongs to the Duke of Beaufort. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £290 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church is ancient.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Sopworth St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Malmesbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Sopworth 1698-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.
Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Sopworth:
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Sopworth from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Sopworth (St. Mary))
Online maps of Sopworth are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online: