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"SHORNCOTE, a parish in the hundred of Highworth county Wilts, 5 miles N.W. of Cricklade, its post town, and 3 S. of Cirencester. The parish, which is inconsiderable, is wholly agricultural. There is no village. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £92, and the glebe comprises 38 acres. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £130. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The late rector, John Greenly, M.A., who died in 1862, aged 85 years, had served as chaplain on board the Revenge, one of Nelson's fleet, and was wounded at the battle of Trafalgar."

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

Shorncote or Shorncutt or Sharncote is 6 miles NW of Cricklade and 3 miles South of Cirencester (Gloucestershire). Grid Ref SU025967. Postcode GL7 6DE. Population 29 in 1831.


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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 Shorncote, All Saints:

    • Registers at Glos RO: Chr 1709-1810, Mar 1708-1750 and 1762-1805 and 1814-1837, Bur 1712-1809
    • BTs at WSRO for 1619-1623, 1670, 1673, 1677, 1696, 1702-1710, 1756, 1770-1837
    • IGI Chr 1718-1810 Batch C047071, Mar 1708-1837 Batch M047071
    • Wiltshire Index Service Burials 1800-1837

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Historical Geography

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