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Garsdon

"GARSDON, a parish in the hundred of Malmesbury, county Wilts, 2 miles N.E. of Malmesbury, its post town, and 44 S.W. of Minety, the nearest railway station on the Swindon and Cheltenham branch of the Great Western line. Tiles for land draining are manufactured at this place. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; of the value, with the vicarage of Lea annexed, of £441. The church is a modern edifice, erected on the site of the old one, and dedicated to All Saints. It has a monument of one of the Washington family. The Earl of Suffolk is lord of the manor."

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

 

Cemeteries

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Garsdon area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

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 Garsdon, All Saints:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1682-1989, Mar 1682-1986, Bur 1682-1991
    • BTs from 1605, with gaps
    • VRI Chr 1605-1838 from BTs, Mar 1605-1837 from BTs

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

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History

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST967878 (Lat/Lon: 51.588995, -2.049046), Garsdon which are provided by:

 

Societies

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