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"SLAUGHTERFORD, a parish in the hundred of Chippenham, county Wilts, 5 miles N.W. of Chippenham, its post town, and 9 E. of Bath. The village, which is considerable, is situated on Box brook, a branch of the river Avon. In the vicinity is Bury-Wood camp, on the Fosse Way. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the rectory of Biddestone, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is an ancient structure with a tower containing one bell."

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

Slaughterford is 5 miles NW of Chippenham. Grid Ref ST839740. Postcode SN14 8RE. Population 115 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 Slaughterford, St Nicholas:
    (note that early registers existed but are missing):

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1813-1992, Mar 1814-1989, Bur 1813-1991
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1619-23, 1632, 1671-73, 1700-1710, 1739-44, 1747-1837
    • VRI Mar 1814-1835

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