Place:Easton Grey, Wiltshire, England

NameEaston Grey
Alt namesGrey Eastonsource: alternate name
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.585°N 2.174°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoChippenham Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Malmesbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was also located
Malmesbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
North Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Easton Grey, sometimes known as Grey Easton, is a small village civil parish in Wiltshire, England. It is on the B4040 road between Malmesbury and Sherston, about 3.5 miles (6 km) west of Malmesbury. The Church of England parish church has a 15th-century tower and was rebuilt in 1836. It is a Grade II listed building.

The village has a 16th-century bridge over the Avon. Overlooking the river valley is Easton Grey House, a country house from the late 18th century. In the 1880s the house was a retreat for the social circle known as The Souls, which included Margot Asquith, and the house was a favourite resort of her husband Prime Minister H. H. Asquith (1852-1928) whose premiership lasted from 1908 to 1916.

The population of the parish in the UK census of 2011 was 83.

Research Tips

  • From this Ancestry page you can browse the Wiltshire parishes which have parish register transcripts online, quite often from very early dates. However, reading the early ones requires skill and patience. Transcriptions should also be in FamilySearch.
  • A further collection of online source references will be found on the county page for Wiltshire.
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