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Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Wootton Rivers, a parish in Wiltshire, on the Kennet and Avon Canal, 3 miles ENE of Pewsey station on the G.W.R., and 4 S of Marlborough. It has a post office under Pewsey; money order and telegraph office, Burbage. Acreage, 1200; population, 331. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £300 with residence. The church was restored in 1861 under the direction of Mr. E. Street.

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 parishWootton-Rivers St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionPewsey 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN8
Post TownMarlborough