Place:Little Hinton, Wiltshire, England

NameLittle Hinton
Alt namesHinton Parvasource: alternate name
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.548°N 1.669°W
Located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1934)
See alsoElstub and Everleigh Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Highworth Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Bishopstone (near Swindon), Wiltshire, Englandparish into which it was merged in 1934
Thamesdown District, Wiltshire, England1974-1997
Swindon District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority since 1997
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Little Hinton, also known as Hinton Parva, is a village in the unitary authority of Swindon in Wiltshire, England. Hinton Parva was a separate parish until 1934, and is now in the civil parish of Bishopstone (near Swindon).

Parts of the village were taken over by the War Department during World War II in 1943 to store tanks.

The Norman parish church of St Swithun's is a Grade I listed building.

Little Hinton usually takes the anglicized form because there is another Hinton Parva in Dorset.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Little Hinton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HINTON (LITTLE), or HINTON-PARVA, a parish in Highworth [registration] district, Wilts; near the boundary with Berks and near the Ridgeway, 3 miles S of Shrivenham [railway] station, and 5 E of Swindon. It has a post office under Shrivenham. Acres: 1,815. Real property: £3,604. Population in 1851: 354; in 1861: 298. Houses: 64. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £444. Patron: the Bishop of Winchester. The church is partly transition Norman, partly decorated English; and was restored in 1861. Charities £35."

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