Lyneham  Wiltshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lyneham like this:

LYNEHAM, or LINEHAM, a village and a parish in Cricklade district, Wilts. The village stands 1½ mile S of the Wilts and Berks canal and the Great Western railway, and 4 SW of Wootton-Bassett r. station; and has a post office under Chippenham. The parish contains also the village of Clack, and comprises 3,242 acres. ...

Real property, £7,596. Pop., 1,034. Houses, 230. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to G. H. W. Heneage, Esq. Lyneham Court is a farm house. An Augustinian priory, called Bradenstoke abbey, was funded, about the middle of the 12th century, near Clack village; and has left considerable traces at the farmstead of Clack. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £270. Patron, G. H. W. Heneage, Esq. The church is ancient, has been beautifully restored, and contains some monuments. The p. curacy of Clack is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Baptists and Primitive Methodists, a national school, an endowed school with £36 a year, and charities £53.

Lyneham through time

Lyneham is now part of North Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lyneham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lyneham in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

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