Place:North Wraxall, Wiltshire, England

NameNorth Wraxall
Alt namesFord (Wraxall)source: village in parish
Upper Wraxallsource: hamlet in parish
Mountain Bowersource: hamlet in parish
The Shoesource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.474°N 2.262°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoChippenham Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Chippenham Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Calne and Chippenham Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1934 - 1974
North Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englanddistrict municipality 1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

North Wraxall is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. The village is about 6 miles (10 km) west of Chippenham, just north of the A420 road between Chippenham and Bristol.

The parish includes the village of Ford (Wraxall) and the hamlets of Upper Wraxall, Mountain Bower and The Shoe. The 2011 UK Census recorded the parish population as 401.

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

"WRAXALL (North), a parish, with Upper Wraxall and Ford hamlets, in Chippenham [registration] district, Wilts; 4½ miles N of Box [railway] station, and 7 W by N of Chippenham. It has a post-office under Chippenham. Acres: 2,127. Real property: £3,575. Population: 466. Houses: 112. The manor belongs to Lord Methuen. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £450. Patron: Oriel College, Oxford. The church is good; and there is a national school."

NOTE: There is another small settlement named Ford in the southeast corner of Wiltshire in the parish of Laverstock.

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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