Place:Rodborne Cheney, Wiltshire, England

NameRodborne Cheney
Alt namesRodborne-Cheneysource: hyphenated
Even-Swindonsource: tything in parish
Greenmeadowsource: hamlet in parish
Haydonsource: tything in parish
Moredonsource: tything in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.595°N 1.815°W
Located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1928)
See alsoHighworth Cricklade and Staple Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Highworth Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1928
Haydon Wick, Wiltshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was part absorbed in 1928
Swindon, Wiltshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was part absorbed in 1928
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"RODBORNE-CHENEY, a parish in Highworth [registration] district, Wilts; on the North Wilts canal, and adjacent to the Swindon and Gloucester and the Great Western railways, 2½ miles N N W of Swindon. It includes the tythings of Even-Swindon, Haydon, Haydon-Wick, and Moredon; and its post town is Swindon. Acres: 2, 728. Real property: £5,045. Population: 670. Houses: 132. The property is much subdivided. Limestone is largely quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £110. Patron: the Rev. R. Haking. The church is ancient, and was restored and enlarged in 1848. There are an Independent chapel, and an endowed school with £43 a year."

Rodborne Cheney was an ancient parish and a civil parish located directly north of Swindon. In 1928 Haydon Wick, one of its tythings, was made a civil parish. The area covered by Rodborne Cheney parish was divided between Haydon Wick and Swindon. For the later history of the area, see Swindon and Haydon Wick.

Wikipedia does not mention Rodborne Cheney in its article Haydon Wick.

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.