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Draycot Cerne

"DRAYCOT CERNE, a parish in the hundred of Malmesbury, in the county of Wilts, 3½ miles N.E. of Chippenham, its post town, and 6 S.W. of Malmesbury. It is situated on the river Avon, and is crossed by the Great Western railway. The manor was anciently held by the Cerne family, from whom the parish takes the suffix to its name. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £234, in the patronage of the Earl of Mornington, who is lord of the manor, and has a park and mansion at Draycot. The church is an ancient edifice, with a tower. There is a free school for boys, with a small endowment. The other charities amount to about £19 per annum. Saxon arms and implements have been found here"

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

 

Cemeteries

Census

Churches

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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 Draycot Cerne, St James:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1691-1994, Mar 1692-1993, Bur 1691-1971
    • IGI Chr 1691-1812 Batch C054352, Chr 1813-1875 Batch C054351, Mar 1754-1837 Batch M054351

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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

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History

Maps

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Population

  • Population was 180 in 1831.

 

Societies

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