"BRINKWORTH, a parish in the hundred of Malmesbury, in the county of Wilts, 6 miles to the S.E. of Malmesbury, and 5 N.W. from Wootton Basset railway station. It is situated on a branch of the river Avon, and contains the hamlet of Grittenham. This village is one of the three polling-places for the borough of Cricklade, which now comprises the hundred of Malmesbury and four others. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, of the annual value of £808, in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Pembroke College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is an ancient structure in the early English style, with square tower. The Independents have a chapel here. The charitable endowments, including a small bequest for a school, amount to £26 per annum. The rectory of Brinkworth was held in 1627 by Dr. Tobias Crisp, a noted Antinomian writer. There are two manors in this parish; the Earl of Suffolk is lord of the manor of Brinkworth, and Lord Holland of that of Grittenham."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
There is a substantial body of transcripts and indexes in these pages from Clive Henly who has undertaken a great deal of research into the parish of Brinkworth, extending back to the sixteenth century when his forebears were copyhold farmers there. Much of the work he is currently doing concerns the use of farmland at that time and the medieval names of the fields in the parish.
- Common to all parishes is a IGI Chr 1829-1837 Batch C077631
- Researchers interested in the above original sources may also wish to consult the following indexes online, compiled by Clive Henly:
- Index to Baptisms (1659-1856), by Clive Henly:
- Index to Marriage Banns (1754-1809), by Clive Henly:
- Index to Marriages (1653-1839), by Clive Henly:
- Index to Burials (1653-1883), by Clive Henly:
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Brinkworth to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Brinkworth has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The entry for Brinkworth from British History Online.
Indexed transcriptions of Manorial Records by Clive Henly:
- Survey of the Manor of Brinkworth, 1587 (63k)
- Survey of the Manor of Brinkworth, 1625? (35k)
- General Abstract of Brinkworth Leases, 1700-1750 (137k)
- Survey of the Manors of Brinkworth, Hankerton and Brokenborough, 1602 (44k)
- Another Survey of the Manor of Brinkworth (undated) (100k)
- Tenants and Indenture Holders of the Manor of Brinkworth (110k)
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU011836 (Lat/Lon: 51.551421, -1.98565), Brinkworth which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)