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Wroughton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Wroughton, a parish, with four tithings, in Wiltshire, 3½ miles SSW of Swindon station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Swindon. Acreage, 7307; population, 2511. There is a parish council consisting of fifteen members. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. Wroughton House and Salthrop Lodge are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £300 with residence. The church is of the 11th century, and was restored in 1854. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and an endowed school.

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 parishWroughton St. John the Baptist and St. Helen 
HundredElstub and Everley 
Poor Law unionHighworth and Swindon 

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 Wroughton:

1606-1870 1606-18371606-1844

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wroughton 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