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Draycot Cerne - OPC Vacancy

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Draycot Cerne - St. James Draycot Cerne - St. James

Draycot Cerne Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Kington St. Michael - Langley Burrell - Seagry - Stanton St. Quintin - Sutton Benger


Websites of Interest

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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.


The Parish Church of St. James

North of Langley Burrell is Draycot Cerne, with its plain little church of nave, chancel and west tower set remotely in what once was a park.  This humble building houses a remarkable collection of monuments dating from 13th Century onwards, including a cross legged knight, a Jacobean altar tomb, and a magnificent pair of brasses.  The church is not publicly accessible and has to be pre-arranged for visits.  For further details contact the OPC by email. 

Churches Conservation Trust

Parish Register Transcripts




1604-1837        1837-1911  



Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1691-1994
Marriages 1692-1993
Burials 1691-1971
BTs 1839-1872 held at Bristol Record Office


Parish History

Includes Easton

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Chippenham Registration District


Buildings and Land

Chippenham Turnpike Notices 1846          Owners of Land 1873


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814


Crime and Legal Matters



Post Office 1875          Kellys 1915               Swindon & District 1928                Taylors Telephone 1941




Emigration and Migration


Employment and Business

Agriculture and Land

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807                  Gamekeepers Certificates 1834


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

Richard Baker 1719


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Burial Ground Interments 1886-1894          Mortuary Chapel Burial Ground Survey          Burial Ground Memorial Stones Gallery


People and Parish Notables 


Tram Accident 1906

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Poll Book 1818             Voters List 1832            Voters Lists Revisions 1843

Family Notices

Family Notices 1850-1899

General Items

Residents Mentioned in Kilvert's Diary 1870-1879

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - This item was donated by Ken Tuck and contains entries that may or may not relate to the Tuck family however they have been published as such.  Many refer to Quaker burials found across the county


Tax List 1332 with Easton


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Settlement Examinations 1750-1799




War, Conflict and Military Matters

Why the Poppy


Home Guards 1940-1944 


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