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Winterbourne Bassett, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Winterbourne Bassett, a parish in Wiltshire, 5 miles SSE of Wootton Bassett station on the G.W.R. Post town, Swindon. Acreage, 2190; population, 271. Many barrows and Druidical stones are on the downs. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £435 with residence. Patron, Magdalen College, Oxford. The church is a very ancient building of stone chiefly in the Decorated style.

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 parishWinterbourne-Basset St. Catherine 
Poor Law unionMarlborough 

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 Winterbourne Bassett:

1607-1884 1607-18421606-1880

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Winterbourne Bassett from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN4
Post TownSwindon