Place:Littleton Drew, Wiltshire, England

NameLittleton Drew
Alt namesLittleton-Drewsource: hyphenated
Littleton St. Andrewsource: alternate name
Littleton-St. Andrewsource: alternate name
The Gibbsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.52°N 2.242°W
Located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1934)
See alsoChippenham Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Chippenham Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Grittleton, Wiltshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1934
North Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englanddistrict municipality 1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority since 2009

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

"LITTLETON-DREW, or LITTLETON-ST. ANDREW, a parish in Chippenham [registration] district, Wilts; on Akeman-street, adjacent to Gloucester[shire], 8 miles NW of Chippenham town and [railway] station. Post town: Chippenham. Acres: 971. Real property: £1,411. Population: 233. Houses: 46. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Duke of Beaufort.
"A large barrow, with three stones of a fallen cromlech on the top, is about a mile from the church. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £180. Patron: the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church was rebuilt in 1856."

Littleton Drew (a shortened form of Littleton St. Andrew) was an ancient parish in Chippenham Hundred, Wiltshire and a civil parish in Chippenham Rural District, Wiltshire. The parish included the hamlet of The Gibb. In 1934 Littleton Drew was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Grittleton.

Research Tips

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