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.

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