"HARDENHUISH, (or Harnish), a parish in the hundred of Chippenham, county Wilts, 1½ mile N.W. of Chippenham, its post town. The village, which is situated near the Great Western railway, is small and wholly agricultural. The Great Western railway skirts the parish, and a branch of the Kennet and Avon canal terminates within a mile of it. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £92 10s. The substratum is principally limestone. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £90. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is situated on a hill, and is partly overspread with ivy. In the churchyard is the tomb of Thorpe, and a monument of white marble to Ricardo, the political economist. Here is a free school, supported by E. Clutterbuck, Esq. Hardenhuish Hall, the principal residence, is the seat of the Clutterbucks."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
If you have been unable to find the 1841 census for this parish, Wiltshire and Swindon Archives website provides the answer as one of their Wiltshire History Questions.
St Nicholas's Church website has description, photos, index and location of burials, details of war memorial and Rolls of Honour for both World Wars.
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