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"HIGHWAY, a parish in the hundred of Potterne, county Wilts, 4½ miles N.E. of Calne, its post town, and 5 S. of Wootton Basset. The village consists of a few farmhouses. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £165. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the vicarage* of Bremhill, in the diocese of Sarum. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. Augustus Henry Tongs, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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



  • St Peter, Highway Common, Church of England


  • St Peter, Highway Common, Church of England

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Highway 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 Highway, St Peter:
    (a chapelry of Bremhill until 1952)

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1742-1950, Mar 1753-1948, Bur 1745-1941
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1606-9, 1619-23, 1632, 1635, 1665-1668, 1673-1679, 1702, 1707-10, 1716-31, 1736-47
    • IGI Chr 1742-1885 Batch C152971
    • VRI Chr 1606-1906, Mar 1606-1904

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Highway 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 SU042745 (Lat/Lon: 51.469402, -1.940942), Highway 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.