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North Wraxall

"NORTH WRAXALL, a parish in the hundred of Chippenham, county Wilts, 7 miles N.W. of Chippenham, and 9 N.E. of Bath. It is situated on the line of the ancient Akeman Street, now the high road to Chippenham, and includes the hamlets of Upper Wraxall and Ford, at which latter place is a water-mill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £485. The church, dedicated to St. James, contains tombs of the Yonges and Methuens. There is a National school. Lord Methuen is lord of the manor."

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

North Wraxall is 7 miles W of Chippenham. Grid Ref ST818750. Population 415 in 1831, 311 in 1951.

Cemeteries

Census

  • If you have been unable to find the 1841 census for this parish, Wiltshire and Swindon Archives website provides the answer as one of their Wiltshire History Questions.

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the North Wraxall 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 History

  • Photos of the Church of North Wraxall and of the nearby church of Tormarton, Gloucestershire, are provided by Phil Draper on his Church Crawler web site. He has a set of photographs of the exterior and interior, with an interesting commentary on the architecture, memorials, font, pulpit and reredos.

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 North Wraxall, St James:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1677-1992, Mar 1677-1992, Bur 1677-1992
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1605, 1609, 1620-23, 1632-36, 1666-68, 1673-
    • IGI Chr 1677-1885 Batch C152511
    • VRI Chr 1677-1906, Mar 1677-1837

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which North Wraxall has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST818750 (Lat/Lon: 51.473616, -2.263455), North Wraxall which are provided by:

 

Societies

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.