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"WESTWOOD, (or Westwood cum Iford) a parish in the district of Trowbridge, forming a detached portion of the hundred of Elstub, county Wilts, 2 miles S.W. of Bradford, and 3 N.W. of Trowbridge. It is situated in the vale of the Avon, near its junction with the Frome, and at a short distance from the Kennet and Avon canal, which runs parallel with the Avon. The village contains the poorhouse for the Bradford union. The land chiefly belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury, annexed to the vicarage of Bradford. The dedication of the church is unknown. There is a National school for boys and girls. At Iford are traces of a Roman settlement."

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

Westwood is 2 miles SW of Bradford. Grid Ref ST813590. Postcode BA15 2AE. Population 390 in 1831, 915 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 Westwood with Iford, St Mary the Virgin:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1666-1956, Mar 1670-1978, Bur 1668-1917
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1608-09, 1612-13, 1622-23, 1661-62, 1667-
    • IGI Chr 1666-1876 Batch C054811, Mar 1670-1753 and 1813-1837 Batch M054811

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