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Woodborough, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Woodborough, a parish, with a village, in Wiltshire, on the Kennet and Avon Canal, with a station on the G.W.R., 79 miles from London. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Pewsey. Acreage, 1023; population, 424. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. An extensive wharf for coal, timber, slate, and artificial manure stands near the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £280. The church is in the Early English style, and has been restored. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a workmen's hall.

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 parishWoodborough St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionPewsey 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Woodborough 1567-1837, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

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

1560-1880 1568-18371605-1880

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Woodborough from the following:


Online maps of Woodborough 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 districtSN9
Post TownPewsey