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"SOPWORTH, a parish in the hundred of Chippenham, county Wilts, 6½ miles S.W. of Tetbury, and 7 S.W. of Malmesbury. The village is situated on the north-western border of the county, and is wholly agricultural. It is mentioned in Domesday Book as being held by William d'Ewe; from whom it came to the family of Maltravers. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £265. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to St. Mary. The Duke of Beaufort is lord of the manor."

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

Sopworth is 7 miles SW of Malmesbury. Grid Ref ST828863. Postcode SN14 6PS. Population 222 in 1831, 115 in 1951.


  • St Mary, Church Lane, Church of England

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