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Worton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Worton, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Potterne parish, Wiltshire. The township lies 4 miles SSW of Devizes station on the G.W.R., and has a post office under Devizes; money order and telegraph office, Potterne. Acreage of the township, 972; population, 303; of the ecclesiastical parish, 476. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The ecclesiastical parish includes Marston tithing, and was constituted in 1851. The living is a vicarage, with Marston annexed, in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £265. Patron, the Vicar of Potterne. The ehurch is a building of stone in the Early English style. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 
Civil parishPotterne 
HundredPotterne and Cannings 
Poor Law unionDevizes 

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 Worton:

1841-1908  1841-1954

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Worton from the following:


Online maps of Worton 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 districtSN10
Post TownDevizes