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|From Andrews’ and Dury’s Map of Wiltshire, 1773:|
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Chippenham
|From Andrews’ and Dury’s Map of Wiltshire, 1810:|
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Chippenham
This is a corrected and updated edition of the 1773 map that includes the recently built canals.
|Map of the Civil Parish of Monkton Farleigh:|
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
From the Ordnance Survey 1896 revision of the one inch to one mile map
The parish of Monkton Farleigh is situated in the extreme north western bend of an isolated chain of hills, at one end of which is Bradford on Avon and another Chippenham. The ground on which the village stands is from 6 to 700 feet in height (733 feet at the Tower on the Down). There is woodland in the south west corner of the parish, as well as small clumps of trees in other places. There is a park and avenue of elms adjoining the Manor House. The village is situated on high ground in the centre of the parish (four miles north west of Bradford on Avon and five and a half miles east of Bath). The village still commands some fine views, especially eastwards. There is sand and clay in the parish, but the soil is generally known as the stone brash. The quarries of freestone are a peculiar feature of the upper or west end of the parish. The A363 from Bradford on Avon to Bath passes through Farleigh Wick, a hamlet at the southern end of the parish. Sir Charles Hobhouse, in his history of the parish in 1881, stated that “probably in all Wiltshire there is no place where the combination of scenery – hill and valley, wood and stream, distance and home views is more varied and beautiful.”
|Parish Council||Monkton Farleigh Parish Council|
Churches: Information on both current and disused churches and chapels.
|Church of St. Peter, Monkton Farleigh|
|Farleigh Wick Mission Room, Monkton Farleigh|
Schools: Information on both current and closed schools.
Photographs: If images have been added for this community they are available here.: We hold a collection of over 50,000 photographs of places in Wiltshire in the County Local Studies Library. These may be viewed at this library and copies of out of copyright material may be purchased. We can search for a picture of a building or event if you e-mail us with details.
Historical Sources: A select list of books and articles is listed in 'Printed material'. You may go directly to the actual text from some of these.
Printed Material: This is a select book-list for the community but in the case of a town there may be hundreds more books, pamphlets and journal articles.
The full text of some items is available to view on this site.
|Excavations at Monkton Farleigh Priory|
|Farming Memoirs of a West Country Yeoman|
|In and Around the Limpley Stoke Valley|
|Monasticon, Vol. 5. pages 24-32|
|Monkton Farley Priory|
|Some Account of the Parish of Monkton Farleigh|
|The Beauties of Wiltshire, Vol. 3, pages 227-8|
|The Church Bells of Wiltshire: their inscriptions and history, page 141|
|The Church Plate of the County of Wilts, page 128|
|The Church Rambler, Vol. 1, pages 184-96|
|The Victoria History of Wiltshire, Vol. 3, pages 262-8|
|The Victoria History of Wiltshire, Vol. 4|
|The Victoria History of Wiltshire, Vol. 7, pages 66 - 69|
|Wiltshire (Buildings of England series) revised by Bridget Cherry, pages 352-3|
The Victoria History of Wiltshire (opens in new window) is a partnership between local authorities and the Institute of Historical Research at London University. The History of Wiltshire is now the largest county history in the country and is still growing. The volumes are divided between general and topographical with Volumes One to Five covering subjects such as prehistory, ecclesiastical, economic and political history. The Volumes from Six onwards are topographical and will ultimately provide a comprehensive and systematic history of every single town and parish in the county.
Newspapers from 1738: These newspapers covered this community at different times. Newspaper titles in bold text are either the ones you should check first for information about this community.
|Salisbury Journal||1738 to 1819|
|Sherborne Mercury||1737 to 1867|
|Devizes & Wiltshire Gazette||1816 to 1920s|
|Somerset & Wiltshire Journal||1855 to 1925|
|Trowbridge Advertiser||1855 to 1874|
|Trowbridge Chronicle||1861 to 1906|
|Wiltshire News||1909 to 1955|
|Wiltshire Independent||1836 to 1876|
Maps: listed below are maps on which you can find this community. All maps are Ordnance Survey maps.
|Map Type||Map Sheet Reference|
|O.S. National Grid Reference||ST 805655|
|O.S. 25 inch County Series 1870s-1940||32/1|
|O.S. 6 inch County Series 1870s-1940||32|
|O.S. 1:2500 metric edition; 1950s onward||ST 8065-8165|
|O.S. 1:10000 metric edition; 1950s onward||ST 86 SE; ST 86 NE|
Map showing Panoramio pictures and Wikipedia entries for the area around Monkton FarleighFrom the more tab you can use the checkbox to select:-
There were no Folk Songs found for Monkton Farleigh
There were no Folk Biographies found for Monkton Farleigh
There were no Folk Plays found for Monkton Farleigh
History of Buildings: The collections of the Wiltshire Buildings Record are housed in the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre at Chippenham’.Listed Buildings: The number of buildings, or groups of buildings, listed as being of architectural or historic importance is 34. There are two Grade I buildings, Monkton Farleigh Manor and the remains of the Refectory at Monkton Farleigh Manor, and one Grade II*, the Church of St. Peter.
Local Authors: There could be an author who was born or has lived in this community.Literary Associations: Some communities have featured in novels or may have been the main setting for a book.
Registration Districts: If you want to obtain a copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate you can contact the local registrar.
|Address:||The Chestnuts, County Hall, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8JQ|
|Former District:||Bradford to April 1936|
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