Place:Draycot Cerne, Wiltshire, England

NameDraycot Cerne
Alt namesDraycot-Cernesource: hypenated
Draycottsource: alternate name
Lower Draycotsource: part of parish
Upper Draycotsource: part of parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.506°N 2.096°W
Located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1934)
See alsoMalmesbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Chippenham Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Sutton Benger, Wiltshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was merged in 1934
Seagry, Wiltshire, Englandparish recreated in 1970 to cover land north of M4 motorway
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Draycot Cerne (Draycott) is a small village and former civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 3 miles (5 km) north of Chippenham.

The ancient parish of Draycot Cerne comprised three manors: Draycot Cerne, Knabwell (or Nables) and a detached part at Avon, near Kellaways. The old village of Draycot Cerne (also known in the 19th century as Lower Draycot), close to the church and Draycot House, was removed by Henry Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley after 1865 and Upper Draycot was renamed Draycot Cerne. All of the cottages and farms of Draycot Cerne were on the Draycot Estate, belonging to Draycot House.

The parish of Draycot Cerne, together with Seagry parish to its north, was added to Sutton Benger civil parish in 1934. In 1971 all land north of the newly built M4 motorway, including part of the former Draycot parish, was transferred to a recreated Seagry parish.

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