"KEMBLE, a parish in the hundred of Malmesbury, county Wilts, 5 miles S.W. of Cirencester, its post town, and 8 N.E. of Malmesbury. It has a station on the Great Western railway, which is called Tetbury Road Junction. One of the sources of the Thames is in this parish, and water is raised from it by a steam-engine for the supply of the Thames and Severn canal. The tithes a ere commuted for land under an Enclosure Act in 1772. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £249. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient structure with a tower crowned by a lofty steeple, which was struck by lightning in July, 1834. The chancel was rebuilt in 1840, when the church was greatly improved. The chantry contains a very antique triple window. There are several monuments, among which is that of a Knight Templar. The parochial charities produce about £25 per annum. There is a free school. Robert Gordon, Esq., is lord-of the manor."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
Kemble is 6 miles NW of Malmesbury, and 4 miles SW of Cirencester (Gloucestershire), and was transferred to Gloucestershire.
Common to all parishes is a Wiltshire Index Service Burials 1800-1837
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Kemble to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Kemble has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST986978 (Lat/Lon: 51.67867, -2.021398), Kemble which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- 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.)