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Wootton Rivers

"WOOTTON-RIVERS, a parish in the hundred of Kinwardstone, county Wilts, 4 miles S. of Marlborough, 3 N.E. of Pewsey, and 15 E. of Devizes, on the Kennet and Avon canal. There are an iron foundry and an agricultural implement factory. The surface in some parts is hilly, and the land chiefly arable. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Salisbury, value £450, in the patronage of St. John's College, Cambridge, and Brasenose College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, has an E. window of three lights. There are a National school and a charity of £15 per annum for apprenticing poor children."

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

Wootton Rivers is 3 miles NE of Pewsey. Grid Ref SU197629. Postcode SN8 4NN. Population 405 in 1831, 247 in 1951.


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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 Wootton Rivers, St Andrew:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1728-1944, Mar 1728-1992, Bur 1728-1905
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1607-08, 1621-23, 1666-67, 1698, 1707-26
    • IGI Chr 1728-1885 females Batch C153011
    • VRI Chr 1728-1906
    • White Horse Baptisms 1770-1840

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