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Please note: These are catalogue entries for records held within the Wiltshire and Swindon Archives. They not available to view online. They are available to view in person at our facility in Chippenham or, where it is not a conservation risk, we are able to supply you with photocopies of the original document. Please contact us for more details.


Reference NoTitleDate

3049/21

Four newspaper cuttings, including the retirement of Rev. Burden (1989), Edgar Berrett's 70 years as a choir member (1989) and the 90th birthday of Stanley Ragbourne, the church organist (1990).

1958-1990

3049/23

Booklet 'A day in Wiltshire', including photographs of Steeple Ashton.

1906

3049/24

Photographs of the parish chest, Rev. A.O. Hartley (vicar 1870-1889), the church choir (one undated, one c. 1920s including Canon Knubley, 1976), and the dedication of the Samuel Hey Library (1969).

nd

3049/25

16 mm film of Steeple Ashton, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby, broadcast on 'Points West' on 24 October 1969.

1969

3049/27

Photograph of the old vicarage.

nd

3049/28

Photographs of the church. Most are exterior views, some showing gargoyles.

c1907-c1927

3049/29

Photographs of the church roof.

c1968

3049/30

Group photograph taken outside church, including the vicar, Lord Long and bell ringers (?) Photograph of church interior, undated.

c1949

3049/32

Photographs of church - interior (35 items).

20th cent.

3049/33

Photographs of church - exterior (27 items).

20th cent.

3049/34

Miscellaneous illustrations, including a postcard showing the church exterior, photograph of the ornate cover of the churchwardens' account book and a colour print showing three panels for the reredos in the church (1924).

20th cent.

730/359

Bound manuscript notes by Canon E.P. Knubley on 'A Palimpsest Brass from Steeple Ashton Church', with offprint of his subsequent article in 'Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine', vol. xlii, June 1924.

c1923

730/83

Commonplace book of the Rev. E.P. Knubley, containing: a diary of parish events 1898-1899; notes on Semington Chapel charity; notes on Steeple Ashton United Friendly Society 1899-1902; extracts from diocesan records concerning the parish 1451-1900; notes on the Cambridge Graduates Ordination Fund and the Steel Theological Scholarships; a list of incumbents from 1252 and numerous other historical notes summarised from Canon Jackson's writings; copy extract from the 'Transactions of the Royal Society' concerning a thunderstorm in Steeple Ashton in 1772; a note of drawings of Steeple Ashton and of the contents (miscellaneous records) of a newspaper parcel; and answers to visitation queries 1902-1915.

1898-1915

502/50

Memoranda and notes about the history of the parish.

19th-20th cent.

2015/1

Register: baptisms.

1813-1945

497/11

Parish log book, including accounts of benefactions to the parish, terrier of the parsonage, extracts from parish registers relating to the family of Stourton, plan of the glebe exchange, and various entries about repairs and additions to the church, institutions, resignations, etc., 1846-1887 and 1930-1944.

1826-1944

2474/33

Register: baptisms.

1906-1999

2474/22

Miscellaneous notes and printed items relating to the history of the parish.

1900-1955

819/19

Printed church history.

1962

2200/14

Sheet of typed notes containing Clifford Green’s recollections of his childhood at Sutton Mandeville at the time of the First World War.

1994

554/10

Memoranda book, mostly concerning school and night school activities (lectures, prizes, festivals, etc.). Includes a note of the inscriptions on the church bells, one being cast by William Cockey.

1861-1872

941/15

Three volumes compiled by the incumbent, giving details of services and events connected with the church and school, 1857-1861, 1873-1884, 1885-1888.

1857-1888

868/33

Printed church history.

1976

868/34

Typescript church history.

1966

2212/28

Printed parish history by Frederick Fuller.

1988

2878/41

Book by Rev. F.W.T. Fuller, 'The Parish of Saint Barnabas, Gorse Hill, Swindon'. This history of the district and church was written to coincide with the centenary of the church's consecration in 1986.

1988

2878/48

Correspondence, notes and miscellaneous items for a history of the parish.

c1900-c1990

2878/42

Photographs:- - The church decorated for harvest thanksgiving c1890s - Four women parish workers c1930s-1940s - The St Barnabas Day procession 1986 - Rev. Maddocks, Vicar - Altar and communion rail, 1950.

c1890-1986

1649/20

Church centenary booklet 1851-1951.

1951

1649/21

Printed booklet entitled 'Swindon Parish Church: a short history of a community and its church'.

1969

3089/59

'The Story of Holy Rood' by Denis Bird. A detailed history of the church.

1991

3394/6

'A Brief Encounter', Derek Owen’s booklet recording the history and work of St Timothy’s church, Liden.

2002

2882/26

Souvenir church brochure, including photographs showing stages in the building of the church.

1962

1923/23

Printed book containing four essays on west country churches, including St. Mark's and St. John the Baptist, Mildenhall, by John Betjeman.

1973

1254/45

Booklet on the 'Parish of Teffont', including brief notes on the churches of Teffont Evias and Teffont Magna.

1986

1254/45

Booklet on the 'Parish of Teffont', including brief notes on the churches of Teffont Evias and Teffont Magna.

1986

1933/46

Brief history of the church, taken from the report of 'Wiltshire Historic Churches'.

1972

3318/40

Brief leaflet on the church.

1960

3318/41

Pamphlet by Rev. H V Thompson, 'History of Tilshead Parish', with some of his manuscript notes.

1896

823/16

A bundle of correspondence and manuscript notes on the history of the parish, including a small engraving showing the church’s appearance before the 1845/6 restoration.

19th cent.

1226/38

Notebook containing incumbents' miscellaneous notes and memoranda (some loose) on the history of the church and parish.

20th cent.

3251/14

Anonymous paper suggesting possible changes in the organisation of the parish, regarding the incumbent’s financial position and the closure of the two chapels of ease at Newtown and Chicksgrove.

c1940s

1226/39

Illustrated pamphlet: 'Tithe Barn, Place Farm, Tisbury', by E. Towry Whyte.

1907

1226/40

Article 'Tisbury Church' by E. Towry Whyte.

1911

1226/41

'Tisbury in the Anglo-Saxon Charters' by the Rev. W. Goodchild.

1929

1226/42

'The Sarum Gazette' containing an article by the Rev. F.H. Phillips entitled 'Looking at Tisbury'.

1956

1226/43

Four printed and illustrated church guides.

1961-1973

907/34

A few scrappy antiquarian notes, with:- - a brief church history leaflet c1900 - a brief church history leaflet, 1990s - a list of incumbents, 1313 to 1966 - the final issue of the 'North Wilts and Avon Valley Church Magazine', 1956.

20th cent.

1572/16

Church history leaflet.

1988

1596/53

History of the church commemorating its 150th anniversary.

1988

1509/24

Typescript copy of a history of the church (with a description of the village in 1850), updated in 1942.

1919

608/70

Church guide book compiled by F.C. Pitt.

1946

1570/26

Printed book, with illustrations, 'The Church Restored'; it includes various pious poems, an article on the history of Trowbridge, etc.

1848

2731/7

Pamphlet with brief printed history of parish and church.

1995

2949/12

Notebook containing copy documents and notes about the history of Bourton church and parish.

c1940

1440/45

Typescript notes on the history of the church, with photographs.

c1930

1741/42

Rev. Barber's notebooks on village history.

c1942

1741/63

Church guide.

1980

1391/74

Album of newspapers articles, programmes and other papers relating to parish and town affairs compiled by the Rev. William Hickman from 1866. Items noted include: order of service at the opening of Warminster Cottage Hospital, 1866; subscription list for spring water works, 1849; prospectus of Christ Church School for young ladies, 1868 (?); subscription list for church restoration, 1870; list of pall bearers and mourners at the funeral of the Rev. J. Walsh, Bishopstrow, 1891; Warminster Common Mission School statement of accounts, 1869 and 1871; printed letters re dis-establishment of the Church, 1885; Christ Church Mutual Improvement Society, various printed items; timetable of the royal train travelling from London to Warminster, 1881 (visit of Prince and Princess of Wales to Longleat); dialogue about water supply to the common, nd; Christ Church Reading Room rules (1885); National Schools subscription list, 1886; memorial card for the 'death of Home Rule', 1890; various programmes of entertainments, sports events and church services. The volume was used by the incumbent as a register of parishioners in Brook Street, noting name and condition of each family. Also includes: confession of two felons executed at Sutton Common, 1783; inscriptions on foundation stones of Town Hall and Christ Church, 1830; various loose programmes, etc., 1893-1898; unidentified school group, c1860.

1897

2144/64

'A Letter to the parishioners of Warminster' by the Rev. A. Fane, concerning the controversy over the burial of a Socinian.

1845

2144/65

Letter by John Warren to the Rev. J.E. Philipps concerning public worship and educational institutions in Warminster.

1867

2144/68

'The Minster and Church Life in Warminster' by the Rev. H.R. Wytehead.

1911

2144/143

Guide to the church.

c1970

2402/43

Brief historical guide to the chapel of St Lawrence by P J Terry.

Late 1960s

2402/41

'Warminster Work, at Home and Abroad', edited bythe vicar, Rev Philipps. Includes details of missionary and charitable activity and historical accounts of: St Lawrence’s chapel; St Denys’ Convent; the Orphanage of Pity; and St Boniface’s missionary college.

1890

2402/42

'Warminster Work, at Home and Abroad', edited by the vicar, Rev Philipps. Includes details of missionary and charitable activity and historical accounts of: theWarminster Missionary Union; the minster church; Christ Church; and St John’s chapel of ease.

1891

3366/19

Church guides by Michael, 1871, and new edition c1900; by Rev. H.C. Brooks 1921. Draft guide 1983.

1870-1983

3366/31

Booklet, 'The "Beautiful Windows" of All Saints Church, Westbury', by Agnes Capes and Eileen Dew.

2004

3366/33

'Westbury Parish Church Through The Ages', compiled by Agnes Capes and Eileen Dew. A substantial history of the church, with black and white and colour illustrations.

2006

548/15

Printed history of the parish.

c1960

1427/59

'The Evening Mail', 22-25 September, containing an account of the trade of Westbury.

1826

3366/30

Centenary booklet with brief history of the church.

1976

1892/29

Article on the Borbach Chantry.

1928

1988/21

Church record book by the Rev. E.B. Martin.

1901

1988/22

Notes on the history of the church by W. Jesper.

1935-1936

1988/43

Brief church guide with church plan.

c1990

2044/48

Typescript notes on the parish records, with transcripts of some.

20th cent.

847/17

Guide to the church.

c1982

847/26

Church guide book, (2nd edition).

1989

847/18

'Journal of Stained Glass', volume. 18, no. 3: offprint of an article by John Edwards on 'The Lily-crucifixion and other medieval glass at the church'.

1988

1739/26

Record book : notes on the archaeology and history of Wilcot; the Wroughton Family; church architecture, plate, bells and brasses; list of vicars, clerks and schoolmasters.

c1910

1739/27

Index to Wilcot marriages 1566-1905; index of family names in baptismal registers and list of most popular Christian names; notes on the Wroughton pedigree.

c1910

1739/28

Record book : index of family names from the registers; notes on parish history; account of the destruction of the church by fire in 1876; rainfall 1884-1909; notes on brasses and monuments.

c1912

1739/29

Record book : lists of churchwardens 1609-1938 and overseers 1693-1752; churchwardens’ accounts 1696-1852; overseers’ accounts 1694-1820; poor rates 1817, 1824 and 1831; surveyors’ accounts 1786-1837; and notes on the Chandler family.

c1940

1739/31

Notes by W.S. Sykes on the place names and history of Wilcot.

1937

1275/22

Church guide book.

1980

1986/15

‘A History of Wilsford’, by Des Thomas. A booklet including material on the church, education, and wartime memories.

2006

1873/83

Printed 'Description of Wilton Church'.

1869

3073/16

Rev. Cardew's notes on the parish and church.

c1890s

3073/17

Notes on the church and the advowson, including a list of rectors and patrons.

c1919

3073/18

Canon Jackson's notes on the parish.

Late 19th cent.

3073/19

Offprint from 'The Wiltshire Gazette' of Sir Alfred Welby's article on Stowford in Wingfield.

1926

3073/20

Brief notes on Wingfield church.

1961

3073/21

Detailed typed notes on parish history, containing extracts from many parish documents and including Rev. Cardew's notes taken from an eighteenth century churchwardens' account book which does not survive.

c1937

3073/22

Detailed typed notes on village families (i.e. Bailey, Hobbs, Moore, Couch, Fricker, Huntley, Love, Woods, Guley, Rumming). Possibly based on Miss Mead's notes of c1900, they include a great deal of information derived from the parish registers, supplemented by other sources.

c1937

2540/1

Scrapbook of photographs, pamphlets, letters, newspaper cuttings, etc. relating to the history of Wingfield. Compiled with explanatory notes, 1902-1917, by the Rev. R. Earle, and continued by his successor.

18th cent-1926

1506/25

Description of the parish in 1868; history, church property, church building, records, village life, archaeology, natural history. With a few additional notes 1870-1881; and a note, with sketches, about four carved stones discovered built into a wall in 1916.

1868

1250/54

‘Hard Times But Good Times, - a book of memories and photographs.’ A collection of reminiscences from elderly people attending the Bourne Valley Day Centre for the elderly at Winterbourne Dauntsey.

1986

1809/24

An illustrated record of the windows in the church by K P Norris for the Bourne Valley Historical Society.

2002

1809/25

A report on the font in St Michael's church, Winterbourne Earls, by K P Norris for the Bourne Valley Historical Society.

2002


Please note: These are catalogue entries for records held within the Wiltshire and Swindon Archives. They not available to view online. They are available to view in person at our facility in Chippenham or, where it is not a conservation risk, we are able to supply you with photocopies of the original document. Please contact us for more details.


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