Place:Lydiard Millicent, Wiltshire, England

NameLydiard Millicent
Alt namesLiddiard-Millicentsource: hyphenated
Liddiard Millicentsource: alternate spelling
Lidiard Millicentsource: alternate spelling
Common Plattsource: hamlet in parish
Greatfieldsource: hamlet in parish
Green Hillsource: hamlet in parish
Lydiard Greensource: hamlet in parish
Lydiard Plainsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.572°N 1.862°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoHighworth Cricklade and Staple Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Cricklade and Wootton Bassett Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
North Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England1974-2007
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2007--
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Lydiard Millicent is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 3 1⁄2 miles (6 km) west of the centre of Swindon. The parish contains the hamlets of Lydiard Green, Lydiard Plain, Greatfield and Green Hill; in the northeast the parish extends to Common Platt, which is now contiguous with the Peatmoor area of Swindon. In the 2011 UK census the parish had a population of 1,570.

The first part of the name of the village may be derived from the Old English for 'gate by the ford'. Millicent comes from Millicent de Clinton, who owned the manor in the 12th century and was the wife of William de Clinton; the suffix distinguishes the manor from its neighbour to the south, Lydiard Tregoze.

Lydiard Manor is mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, owned by Geoffrey de Clinton, with 25 households. In the 13th century, most of the parish was within Braydon Forest; later, the forest was only in the west of the parish.

The parish registers kept in the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre cover the years 1579–1968 (baptisms), 1580–1992 (marriages), and 1580–1988 (burials).

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