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"TOCKENHAM, a parish in the hundred of Kingsbridge, county Wilts, 3 miles S.W. of Wootton-Basset, its post town and railway station, and 86 from London. The village is situated on the road from London to Bath. The land is chiefly in pasture. The Great Western railway and the Wilts and Berks canal pass through the parish. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Sarum, value £283, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. John, contains memorials of the Buxton family. The parochial charities produce about £29 per annum."

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

Tockenham is 3 miles SW of Wootton Bassett. Grid Ref SU039793. Postcode SN4 7PJ. Population 164 in 1831, 212 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 Tockenham, St John:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1653-1991, Mar 1655-1999, Bur 1653-1992
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1620-23, 1632
    • IGI Mar 1653-1836 Batch M153261
    • VRI Chr 1620-1871, Mar 1623-1836

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