Tockenham shown within Wiltshire
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||WOOTTON BASSETT|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||North Wiltshire|
The Church of England parish church is dedicated to St Giles', and it dates to the 13th century. Its registers survive for the following dates: Christenings 1653-1991, Marriages 1655-1999, Burials 1653-1992. Built into the south wall of the Church is a well-preserved Roman statue. At one time thought to be St Christopher, it was later claimed to be Aesculapius. In 1978 Jocelyn Toynbee identified it as a Genius loci statue, and as such is a pre-Christian Roman religious item, assumed to be from the nearby villa complex. The Church walls contain a number of Roman dressed stones and tiles in amongst the medieval masonry.
A detailed parish history was published by the Wiltshire Victoria County History as part of its volume IX, Kingsbridge hundred (1970).
A Roman villa at Tockenham was excavated by the archaeological television programme Time Team in 1994. As a result of the geophysical survey, sample trenches, and environmental core samples, the site was subsequently scheduled to give it legal protection, Based on pottery finds, the site was occupied from the mid 2nd century to the late 4th century. Although no complete mosaic floors were found, tesserae and painted plaster were both found in some numbers, suggesting a major building phase in the 4th century.
- Tockenham at genuki.org.uk
- Harding, P.A.; Lewis, C. (1997). "Archaeological Investigations at Tockenham, 1994". Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 90: 26–41.
- Binney, Marcus (2008-10-03). "Meadow Court in Wiltshire is up for sale for £2.95 million". London: The Times.
- Scheduling data for Romano-British villa complex 330m north west of Queen Court Farm, Tockenham, 15 February 1999.
- Tockenham, St Giles at achurchnearyou.com