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Clyffe Pypard Village Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Berwick Bassett - Broad Hinton - Broad Town - Hilmarton - Lyneham - Tockenham  -  Winterbourne Bassett - Wootton Bassett


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Clyffe Pypard
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
Clyffe Pypard - Community Website


The Parish Church of St. Peter

On a wooded hillside above the Vale of Dauntsey is the church of St. Peter's at Clyffe Pypard, a 15th century building with a graceful nave terminating eastward in a rood screen.  There is a fine pulpit of 1629 and a large 14th century brass figure of a knight.  At the west end of the south aisle is a monument depicting the life size figure of a Georgian carpenter.

St. Peter Church Gallery                Inside St. Peter's Church               St. Peter's Churchyard Gallery

Incumbents 1304-1966

Monumental Inscriptions

Explanation of some of the data/fields in the table.     This data has been transcribed from several different sources.  It is noticeable that errors have been introduced over the years, probably due to deterioration of the grave stones. Differences have been placed into the Notes field.     Entries with no data indicate family members mentioned on grave.     A grave number has been allocated to allow for sorting of the data rather than indicating any specific sequence within the churchyard or church.  Entries with similar grave numbers indicate data pertaining to the same grave.        Monumental Inscriptions

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1597-1985
Marriages 1576-1999
Burials 1576-1992
Records Available from Other Resources


Parish History

The parish includes the hamlet of Bushton

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Cricklade Registration District
April 1936 - Present Swindon Registration District


Buildings and Land

Enclosure & Tithe Awards

Enclosure Award 1822               Tithe Award 1844             

Land Owners

Inquisition of Lands of William de Sancto Mauro 1297               Owners of Land 1873


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawing North Wilts 1826

Property To be Sold or Let



Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1849



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



Education Gallery

Education of the Children of Jasper Ferris 1878


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables 

Associations, Clubs, Organisations & Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871

Census Return Transcripts

1697          1701          1841            1851          1861           1871          1881           1891          1901                                     

Coroners Bills

County coroners were introduced in England in around 1194 once established other boroughs and liberties sought the right to have their own coroner.  Often in Medieval times the coroner also assumed the role of the sheriff and his duties weren't limited to holding inquests on dead bodies although almost a full time post they were unpaid for the duties apart from those that were deemed murder or manslaughter when they would receive 13s. 4d.   From the 24th June 1752 a law was passed allowing the coroner to claim £1 for every inquest they attended not held in a gaol and also to claim 9d per mile travel allowance from the place of residence.  Inquests held in any gaol were performed at a rate totalling no more than £1.  These costs were to be paid from the county rates.  In cases of homicide the coroner also received the former fee of 13s. 4d.  The coroners submitted their bills at the quarter session sittings for approval.  Coroners Bills 1752-1796

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772         Poll Book 1818         Voters List 1832         Voters Lists Revisions 1843         Poll Book 1868         MP Nominations 2015         MP Nominations 2017

General Items

Secrets of Farming Book Subscribers 1863

Inquest Reports

William Comley 1875

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - These items were 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 references to Quaker entries may be found from across the county.


Falstone Day Book 1645-1653          Tax List 1697         


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Public Assistance Administration 1948



Parishioners Wills

Isaac Woodward Proved 1798


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy         Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911         


Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918         Front Line Cricket Match Wilts v RAMC 1914-1918         St. Peter's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 




Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations & Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871

Elections, Polls & voting Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772         Poll Book 1818         


Pigeon Racing Annual Awards 1956



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