"NORTH WRAXALL, a parish in the hundred of Chippenham, county Wilts, 7 miles N.W. of Chippenham, and 9 N.E. of Bath. It is situated on the line of the ancient Akeman Street, now the high road to Chippenham, and includes the hamlets of Upper Wraxall and Ford, at which latter place is a water-mill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £485. The church, dedicated to St. James, contains tombs of the Yonges and Methuens. There is a National school. Lord Methuen is lord of the manor."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
North Wraxall is 7 miles W of Chippenham. Grid Ref ST818750. Population 415 in 1831, 311 in 1951.
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.
Photos of the Church of North Wraxall and of the nearby church of Tormarton, Gloucestershire, are provided by Phil Draper on his Church Crawler web site. He has a set of photographs of the exterior and interior, with an interesting commentary on the architecture, memorials, font, pulpit and reredos.
Common to all parishes is a Church Records and Indexes for Wiltshire, including a complete Marriage Index for the county.
Indexes and registers of the parish church of North Wraxall, St James:
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from North Wraxall to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which North Wraxall 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 ST819752 (Lat/Lon: 51.47582, -2.261854), North Wraxall which are provided by:
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- 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.)