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Codford St Peter

"CODFORD ST. PETER, a parish in the hundred of Heytesbury, in the county of Wilts, 3 miles S.E. of Heytesbury, its post town. It has a railway station on the Wilts and Somerset branch of the Great Western line. The parish contains the townships of Ashton-Gifford and Codford. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Salisbury, value £380, in the patronage of Pembroke College, Oxford. The church is chiefly in the Norman style of architecture, with a stone pulpit. There is a National school."

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


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.

  • Indexes and registers of the parish church of Codford St Peter, St Peter:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1597-1900, Mar 1619-1991, Bur 1597-1978
    • IGI Chr 1597-1598 (?1599) and 1621-1715 Batch P014401 from transcript, Chr 1601-1621 and 1627 and 1633 BTs Batch C014402, Chr 1715-1842 BTs Batch C014402, Mar 1601-1837 Batch M014402
    • VRI Chr 1611-1880, some from BTs

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Historical Geography

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST966399 (Lat/Lon: 51.158285, -2.050018), Codford St Peter which are provided by:


  • Population was 387 in 1831, 721 in 1951 (with Codford St Mary).



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