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Whaddon, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Whaddon, a parish in Wiltshire, adjacent to Holt station on the G.W.R., and 2 miles SSW of Melksham. Post town, Trowbridge. Acreage, 383; population, 18. The living is a rectory, annexed to Hilperton. The church is a small building of stone, and was restored in 1879.

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 
Poor Law unionMelksham 

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

Church Records

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

1582-1880 1583-18341582-1865

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 Whaddon from the following:


Online maps of Whaddon 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 districtSP5
Post TownSalisbury