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Stratton St. Margaret (Main Parish Part II) - The OPC is Nigel Chalk

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Link to Stratton St. Margaret Part I 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Other Places of Worship Gallery

Beechcroft Road Methodist Church

History of Methodist Church          Sunday School Play Programme 1954

Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints

Opening of a new Church 2004

Green Road Cemetery Chapel

History of the Cemetery Chapel 

Kingsdown Gospel Hall

Please refer to the Kingsdown page

Primitive Methodist Church - Lower Stratton

Please refer to the Lower Stratton page

St. Barnabas - Gorse Hill

Please refer to the Gorse Hill page

St. Philip the Deacon - Upper Stratton

Please refer to the Upper Stratton Page

Stratton Green Baptist Church

Stratton Green Baptist Church Gallery          For more information visit Stratton Green Methodists

History of Stratton Green Baptist Church Stratton Green Baptist Church Service Notice 1948 Stratton Green Baptist Church Closure Order of Service 2014
Stratton Green Baptist Church Closes 2014    

Upper Stratton Baptist Church

Please refer to the Upper Stratton Page

Upper Stratton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Please refer to the Upper Stratton Page

Zion Baptist Chapel

History of Zion Chapel


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery


Cliff Top Rescue 1976           Fatal Accident 2000           Fatal Accident Plea for Witnesses 2012

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Stratton St. Margaret has in the past and still is a very community minded parish.  There are many clubs, societies and community groups to suit all ages and caters for all kinds of leisure interests. Many of the clubs and activities available in the community today have their roots in the industry from around the area including many sports clubs. Here you may read more about these clubs and groups


Clubs, Societies and Community Groups           Clubs and Societies News 1900-1949          St. Johns's Ambulance Certificates for Elsie K. Hollis - 1938-1939


Bankruptcy Issues Documents Held at Kew 1290-1817          John Waldron 1762-1763          Bankruptcy Notices 1800-1899          Robert Eddolls 2001

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1851          1861          1871          1881          1891          1901          1911

For strays from the the various census years please see the strays Index document found under emigration and migration.
N.B. the 1911 Census includes parts of Stratton recorded in the Rodbourne Enumeration District


Children Gallery

Children's Corner Evening Advertiser 1947           Children's Corner Evening Advertiser 1948

Divorce and Separation

Marriage Separation Notice 1801

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll Book 1705  Poll of Freeholders 1772 Poll Book 1818 Voters List 1831 Voters Lists Revisions 1843
Poll Book 1868 Electoral Lists Revision Court 1902 Labour Candidates for Rural and Parish Elections 1931 Labour Party Candidates 1931 Mrs Darlings Phenomenal Poll Success 1937
Labour Party Candidates 1937 Nominee - Annie Ada Florence Brooks 1937      
Local Election Results 2015 Local Election Results 2017 Local Election Results 2018 Local Election Results 2019  
Incidents at Elections

Horse -play at Parliamentary Election 1880

Family Notices

1850-1899           1900-1949           1950-1999

Funeral Reports

Death of "Cheeky Monkey" 2010          

General Items

Postcard sent from Stratton to Bath 1904          Postcard Sent to Miss K. Bond 1915           Stratton Telephone Numbers          "In Other News" 1838-1980          Other Stratton People

Inquest Reports

Short Inquest Reports 1850-1854 John Cully 1845 John House 1851 James Minal 1859 Henry Fisher 1860 William Horton 1868
Jeremiah Loveday 1869 William Ody 1915 Michelle Anne Glastonbury 1972 Paul Rowley 2015    

Local Families

In this section you can find items of interest about a particular family and associated links;

Axford Family

Lifestyle Project story of Ellen Martha Olive Jane Axford born October 1909

Butler, William, of Stratton, Wilts, yeoman., & Mary King, of South Marston, Wilts ; B'dman, Roger Butler, of the same, yeoman; W. Tho. Hawes, Ann Hawes ; 9 Apr. 1689. (Banns)

Cook Family

Early childhood memoirs of Ernest Ewart Cook

King Family

Beechcroft Road Photo gallery

Lott Family

Memories of a Stratton Family         Lott Family WWII Identity Cards            Wedding Report of Elsie Cox & Harold Lott 1948           Lott Family Homes 1960s

Powell Family

Photo Gallery           Powell Family Information


Sarah Taylor 1919          Eliza Wells 1947           Paul Rowley 2015

Parish Notables

Doomsday book of 1086 shows that the parish was held by Nigel, physician to William the Conqueror. For information about the Parish Notables of Stratton St. Margaret follow the link

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.


Quoits Club Annual Outing 1902


Young Athletes Gain PBs 2014


Football Club Gallery

Youth Football Team Late 1960s           Youth Club Football Team 1969

Pigeon Racing

Pigeon Racing Annual Awards 1956

People News

Miss Garrard Contest 1966


Tax List 1332           Rate Receipt Book 1924

Wedding Reports 

Manners to King 1919          Phillimore to Farmer 1934


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse


Brind Charity 1700-Present John Herring Trust 1725-Present Mary Horne Charity 1794-1903
Sale of Swindon Church & Poor Lands at Cannons Close 1884 Thomas Arthur Beale and his Collecting Dog, Bruce. 1905-1915 Mad March Hare Run for Cancer 2012 
Memorial Fund for Guide Dog 2014 Guide Dog Nutmeg Brings Alan Fletcher New Joy 2015  

Poor Law

General Poor Law Matters

Poor Law Report 1840          Poor Law Rating Question 1863

Medical Matters

Medical Relief 1837        

Removal Orders and Settlements

Removal Orders 1729-1830           Settlement Examinations 1786-1794

Supplies and Tenders

Swindon & Highworth Union Supplies 1838           Poor Law Union Supplies 1847

Public Assistance 

Public Assistance Administration 1948           Ration Book Cover for Malcolm Griffiths 1953-1954


Workhouse & Hostels Gallery

General Workhouse Matters

Workhouse and Hospital 1777-1999

Workhouse Births and Deaths

Newspaper Notices 1800-1950

Workhouse Crime

Workhouse Crime 1835-1850           Assault by Elizabeth A. Dodson 1877

Workhouse Inmates

Highworth Union Workhouse Census 1841           Highworth Union Workhouse Census 1851           Stratton Folk Born in the Workhouse 1866-1914

Workhouse Staff

Staff Required at St. Margaret's Institution 1947



Wills held at WSHC

Estate Notices

Estate Notice of John Kemble 1840 Estate of Charles Morse 1877 Death & Estate Notice of W. H. Scott, 1954
Claims on the Estate of Frederick Fairclough 2014 Estate Notice of John Inman 2015  

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Lord Sandys 1633    

Parishioners Wills

William Richman Dated 1647           William Richman Dated 1650           Edward Curtis Proved 1828          William White proved 1842

Sales of Buildings & Land for Probate Purposes 

Estates of Thomas Tuckey 1860


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials Gallery           Stratton St. Margaret Military Graves           Stratton at War Gallery

General Military Items

Why the Poppy          Military Articles           McKenzie, trial of Mercenary 1976          WWII Unexploded Mortar 2001           Prisoner of War Camps 2012

Muster Rolls

North Wiltshire Muster Roll 1539 (Netherstratton)           North Wiltshire Muster Roll 1539 (Overstratton)

Servicemen & Women

Military Service Records           Chelsea Pensioners 1808-1828           Good Service Certificate Lionel A. H. C. Frampton 1929-1937

For the latest list of casualties of war go to Stratton St. Margaret War Memorial List and for available photographs of the memorial stones to the fallen

War Memorials & Remembrance

New War Memorial by 2014 Milestone 2012           Peace Memorial 2014           Peace Memorial Dedication Order of Service 2014          

St. Philip The Deacon Remembrance Service 2014           Order of Service for First Remembrance Service at the Peace Memorial 2014           Remembrance Service at the Peace Memorial 2015

Wiltshire Regiments

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


Awards and Medals

Military Medal Awarded 1918

British Red Cross/VAD Volunteers

V.A.D. & Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1918           British Red Cross VAD Volunteers 1914-1918          Volunteer Nursing Services Rendered 1914-1919


Francis Taylor 1918

Ford Family

Ford Family in WWI - their story



WWII Civilian Deaths 1939-1945

General WWII Items

War Time Snippets from the Evening Advertiser 1939-1945           Civil Defence Posting Notice - Miss E. M. P. Cox 1943

A COMPANY 11TH BATTALION Home Guard based at The Close, Stratton St Margaret
Commander: Capt. F.F. Foord; Apr. 1943 Capt. J.W. Clough (promoted Maj. 1943 & to 2.I./C.) - OFFICERS, Capt. F.F. Foord, Lt. W. Boughton-Fox, Capt. S.C. Bushell, Lt. Thompson, Capt. J.W. Clough (Cmdr. & Signals Officer)war


Acknowledgements and Contributors

Thanks to the following for supplying pictures, articles or family histories/memories.

Arkell's, Mandy Ball, Baptist Church's, BMW, Edward Browning, Margaret Brunger, Clive Carter, Roy Cartwright, Stuart Dobson, Robin Earle, Eastman family, Facebook-'Swindon on the Change', 'Stratton St Margaret - Memories' & 'Swindon Past & Present', Ford Family, Susan Griffiths, Mike Gunstan, Hinders, Hobbs family, Gregory Jackowski, Phil King,  Kings College, Cambridge, Kingsdown School, London Archives, Lott Family, Colin Finch, David Macey, Network Rail, Barry Odey, Alan Pellymounter, Stratton St. Margaret Parish Council, David Suchodola‎, Swindon Advertiser, Swindon Library, Ken Tuck, Brenda Williams, Paul Williams, and the many conversations with locals.


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