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Broad Town

"BROAD TOWN, a district parish in the parishes of Cliffe-Pypard and Broad-Hinton, hundred of Kingsbridge, in the county of Wilts, 3 miles to the S.E. of Wootton Bassett railway station. It is situated on the Downs. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Salisbury, of the value of £100, in the alternate patronage of the vicars of Cliffe-Pypard and Broad-Hinton."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Broad Town was created as a parish in 1846 from parts of Broad Hinton and Cliffe Pypard.

Church Records

  • Common to all parishes is a Key to Abbreviations and a description of Church Records and Indexes for Wiltshire, including a complete Marriage Index for the county.

  • Registers of the parish church of Broad Town, Christ Church):
    (for earlier entries see Hinton, Broad Pypard and Clyffe Pypard)

  • We are not aware of any indexes for this specific parish.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Broad Town has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU089777 (Lat/Lon: 51.498121, -1.873197), Broad Town which are provided by:


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.