LATTON, a parish in the hundred of Highworth, county Wilts, 1½ mile N.W. of Cricklade, its post town. The village, which is small, is situated on the Thames and Severn canal, near the Roman way Ermine Street. A Roman pavement was discovered in 1670. On the Cirencester road is a stone cross of great antiquity. The tithes were commuted for land and corn-rents under an Enclosure Act in 1801. The living is a vicarage* with that of Elsey annexed, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, joint value £380. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, and has a square tower, containing five bells. It has been recently restored. There is a National school for both sexes, supported by the Earl of St. Germans, who is lord of the manor.
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
Latton is 2 miles NW of Cricklade. Grid Ref SU094958. Postcode SN6 6DQ. Population 360 in 1831, 506 in 1951.
- St John the Baptist, Croft Lane, Church of England
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Indexes and registers of the parish church of Latton, St John the Baptist:
- WSRO registers: Chr 1576-1920, Mar 1578-1975, Bur 1578-1992
- BTs from 1603 with gaps
- IGI Chr 1576-1920 Batch C152551 (latest event published probably about 1890)
- VRI Chr 1576-1919, Mar 1576-1906
- WFHS transcript Chr and Bur 1576/1628-1837
- White Horse Baptisms 1576-1840
- Phillimore Marriages 1578-1837 (vol 12)
- Wiltshire Index Service Burials 1578-1837
- National Burial Index 1578-1837
- A transcription of the section for Latton from
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- The entry for Latton from
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Adrian Parry has kindly provided a transcripts of the administration of William Hill (1754) from Latton.