Place:Stratton St. Margaret, Wiltshire, England

NameStratton St. Margaret
Alt namesStratton Saint Margaretsource: from redirect
Stratton-St. Margaretsource: Family History Library Catalog
Upper Strattonsource: tything in parish
Lower Strattonsource: hamlet in parish
Nythesource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.586°N 1.762°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoHighworth Cricklade and Staple Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Highworth Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
Thamesdown District, Wiltshire, England1974-1997
Swindon District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority since 1997
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Stratton St. Margaret is a civil parish in the Borough of Swindon, Wiltshire, England. The parish now covers northeastern suburbs of Swindon including Stratton St. Margaret itself along with Upper Stratton, Lower Stratton and Kingsdown. Since May 2015, Nythe was separated from Stratton St. Margaret in 2015 and now is the principal part of the parish of Nythe Eldene and Liden.

Stratton St. Margaret, once a distinct village, has now become the northeastern part of Swindon and is rapidly becoming suburbanised. The area of the parish was originally much larger than it is now. Most of Gorse Hill was part of the parish until it was transferred to Swindon in 1891, and a large part of the housing estate of Penhill was once fields in Stratton St. Margaret.

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

"STRATTON-ST. MARGARET, a village and a parish in Highworth [registration] district, Wilts. The village stands near the Great Western railway, 2¾ miles NE of Swindon; and has a post-office under Swindon. The parish includes Upper Stratton tything, contains Highworth workhouse, and comprises 2,620 acres. Real property: £9,980. Population: 1,642. Houses: 320. The property is much sub-divided. An alien priory cell was founded in 1066; and was given, by Henry VI., to King's College, Cambridge. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £216. Patron: Merton College, Oxford. The church is good. There are chapels for Independents and Baptists, and charities £22."

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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