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Stanton St. Quintin - The OPC is Ruth Wood

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Stanton St. Quintin Village Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Draycot Cerne - Great Somerford - Grittleton - Hullavington - Kington St. Michael - Leigh Delamere - Malmesbury - Seagry


Websites of Interest

Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for images of St Giles Church.
GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Stanton St. Quintin.
Wiltshire Swindon Archives - For old maps of Stanton St. Quintin.
Wiltshire Swindon Archives - For Stanton St. Quintin wills.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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. Giles

The church has a very different kind of bell tower, a massive twelfth century structure rising between nave and chancel, its upper part however, being a restoration.  Below, the crossing is impressive with a fine carved west arch of the period.  There is interesting work of the twelfth/thirteenth century period both inside and outside the church, notably the nave arcade.  There is a Norman font and an unusual twelfth century statue of Christ seated on a dragon.

Church Gallery                   Churchyard Gallery

Parish Register Transcripts

Interesting Parish Registers Entries







Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms c1679-1905
Marriages 1679-1993
Burials 1679-1991
BTs 1847-1886 are held at Bristol Record Office


Parish History

The parish of Stanton St. Quintin is approximately 5 miles south west of Malmesbury and 5 miles north west of Chippenham.  

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Chippenham Registration District


Buildings and Land

James Hibbard, Court Baron 1865         Owners of Land 1873           Former Vicarage for Sale January 1985            Former Vicarage for Sale March 1985              

Domesday Reference Book

Glastonbury Abbey; Stanton St Quintin, Littleton Drew; TRE the Abbot of Glastenbury leased (praestitit) six acres of meadow in Stanton St Quintin to Beorhtric. Osbern Giffard now holds them. Similarly, the abbot leased (praestitit) four acres of meadow to Alweard in Littleton Drew. Bishop Geoffrey now holds them. These ten acres of meadow ought to lie in Christian Malford.

More photographs and information about Stanton St. Quintin, including John Aubrey's visit in the 1660's.


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814


Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports


Prisons and Prisoners

Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879



Post Office 1855              Kellys 1915              Swindon & District 1928             Taylors 1941




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business


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

David Barrington 1729


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts

1841        1851

Elections and Polls

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

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.


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Settlement Examination of John Cottle 1769




War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

A Memorial at last 2012          Stanton St. Quintin War Memorial          Why the Poppy


John Smith 1915


Home Guards 1940-1944

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