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South Marston - The OPC is Ruth Wood

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South Marston Village Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Little Hinton - Sevenhampton - Shrivenham (BRK) - Stanton Fitzwarren - Wanborough


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and South Marston
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies
Wiltshire Community History - Historical information for parishes within the Wiltshire County jurisdiction.
South Marston Village Website - For local information and news

Jim Fisher has very kindly offered to share his work on South Marston with our website.  Please visit his work on South Marston


The Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene

St. Mary Magdalene Gallery                Inside St. Mary Magdalene               St. Mary Magdalene Churchyard Gallery

Churchyard Survey  (60% completed)               Church Interior Memorial Survey

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1539-1884
Marriages 1540-1980
Burials 1539-1915
The above are held on microfiche only

NB: Highworth registers include baptisms, marriages and burials for people living in South Marston.
BT's 1837-1856 are held at the Bristol Record Office and include Highworth and Sevenhampton


Parish History

Civil Registration

1837 - 1898 Highworth Registration District
1898 - Present Swindon Registration District 


South Marston was a chapelry of Highworth and is 4 miles north east of Swindon.

Parish Community News

March 2019


Buildings and Land


Triangle Archaeology Site Report 2005


Notice of Intended Construction of the Wilts & Berks Canal 1793          


Owners of Land 1873


Ordnance Survey Map 1811-1812

Property Sales



Crime and Legal Matters

Parishioners Eligible to Serve as Jurors 1771                 Parishioners Eligible to Serve as Jurors 1771 (Prierey Farley)



Post Office 1875           Swindon & District 1928




Emigration and Migration


Employment and Business

Commercial & Industrial Gallery


Apprentice records published here may not necessarily mean that the apprentice was from the parish but was apprenticed to a master within the parish.

John Butcher 1723*

Please note that entries marked * may refer to Worton & Marston or Marston Meysey 

Vickers-Armstrong (Aircraft) Ltd., South Marston Works

Vickers Armstrong Gallery

Vickers Armstrong Employment Advertisement 1960

Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Census Returns Transcriptions


Election and Pools

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Poll Book 1818             Electoral Lists Revision Court 1902           Election Results 2017           Election Results 2018            Local Election Results 2019

Family Notices            


Parish Notables

Alfred Owen Williams, Poet and Author

South Marston is the birthplace of Alfred Owen Williams (7 Feb 1877 - 10 Apr 1930) the 'hammerman poet'.  Of his village he wrote "the cottages are scattered along the roads and lanes at intervals and the farms are dotted here and there in the rich green fields.  Winding round the lanes, bordered with magnificent elms which stand in lines along the hedgerows and down the orchards, suddenly you come to a farm which but a moment before had been invisible. There are trees to the right of you, trees to the left of you and trees all around you."


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Poor Rate 1920           Public Assistance Administration 1948




War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

South Marston War Memorial          Why the Poppy

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