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Sopworth, Wiltshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishSopworth St. Mary 
HundredChippenham 
Poor Law unionMalmesbury 

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


Church Records

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:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1606-18821836-18361615-18821615-1882

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 Sopworth from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Sopworth 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:

CountyWiltshire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtSN14
Post TownChippenham