Preshute, Wiltshire




Preshute is an ancient parish located in the north east of the county of Wiltshire. However, the parish does not take its name from either of the principal settlements, which are Manton and Clatford. The parish church is about half a mile east of Manton and twentieth century civil boundary changes have transferred both the area around the parish church and Manton to Marlborough.

Manton is approximately twenty four miles east north east of the modern county town of Trowbridge, with the market town of Devizes about half way between them. The market town of Marlborough is about a mile and a half to the east, following the course of the River Kennet. Swindon is about twelve miles to the north and Salisbury approximately twenty seven miles to the south.

Parish Church

The Parish (CofE) Church is St George, Preshute is close to Manton and Marlborough College and can be seen here on Google Street View

Parish Registers

"A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 12, Ramsbury and Selkley Hundreds; the Borough of Marlborough" (pub 1983) simply notes "A new register was begun in the spring of 1606 after the old was burnt. Registrations of baptisms, marriages, and burials are complete." https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/wilts/vol12/pp160-184#p128 (accessed 21 May 2022)

The Parish Register List published by the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre at https://www.wshc.org.uk/104-parish-register-list-k-z#P (accessed 21 May 2022) indicates they hold Registers for Baptisms 1606-1961, Marriages 1606 - 2016 and Burials 1606 - 1894.

Adjacent (Pre 1832) Parishes

To the east of Preshute lies the parishes of Mildenhall, Marlborough (St Peter and St Paul) and Marlborough (St Mary the Virgin). To the south east is the extra-parochial place of North Savernake. The south west are the extra-parochial places of (GB_WIL_Overton_Heath|Overton Heath)) and Clatford Park and (GB_WIL_Fyfield|Fyfield)), a chapelry of Overton. To the west is Berwick Bassett a chapelry of Calne (which became an Ecclesiastical Parish in 1844) and Winterbourne Bassett. Broad Hinton is to the northwest and to the north east is Ogbourne St Andrew.

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