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Stanton St Quintin

"STANTON ST. QUINTIN, (or Lower Stanton), a parish in the hundred of Malmesbury, county Wilts, 4 miles N.W. of Chippenham, its post town and railway station, and 5 S.W. of Malmesbury. The village, which is small, is situated on Akeman Street, and is wholly agricultural. The Beaufort hounds meet in this parish. There are stone quarries. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £312. The church, dedicated to St. Giles, is an ancient cruciform structure with a Norman tower, and was once collegiate. There is a free school for both sexes, chiefly supported by the Earl of Radnor and the Rev. C. G. Cotes."

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

Stanton St Quintin is 4 miles NW of Chippenham. Grid Ref ST905798. Postcode SN14 6DQ. Population 317 in 1831, 1,184 in 1951.

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 Stanton St Quintin, St Giles:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1679-1905, Mar 1679-1993, Bur 1679-1991
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1603-07, 1620, 1623, 1665-72, 1676-79
    • VRI Chr 1679-1905, Mar 1679-1855

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