1952–53 Western Football League
|Champions||Barnstaple Town (Division One)
Chippenham Town Reserves (Division Two)
The 1952–53 season was the 51st in the history of the Western Football League.
The champions for the first time in their history were Barnstaple Town, and the winners of Division Two were Chippenham Town Reserves, although they could not be promoted as the club's first team was already in Division One.
Division One was reduced from eighteen members to seventeen after Cheltenham Town Reserves left the league, with two clubs promoted to replace Bristol Rovers Colts and Poole Town who were relegated to Division Two.
Only one club was relegated from Division One this season in order to even up the numbers in each division.
|10||Bath City Reserves||32||10||11||11||64||63||1.02||31|
|17||Paulton Rovers (R)||32||6||5||21||42||125||0.34||17|
Division Two was reduced from nineteen clubs to eighteen after Bideford Town and Bridgwater Town were promoted to Division One, and Chipping Sodbury and Swindon Town Colts left the league. Three new clubs joined:
- Bristol Rovers Colts, relegated from Division One.
- Poole Town, relegated from Division One.
- Stonehouse Reserves
|1||Chippenham Town Reserves||34||24||4||6||99||51||1.94||52|
|2||Ilfracombe Town (P)||34||20||11||3||67||28||2.39||51|
|3||Poole Town (P)||34||21||7||6||97||42||2.31||49|
|4||Peasedown Miners Welfare||34||19||3||12||76||63||1.21||41|
|8||Bristol City Colts||34||14||6||14||75||56||1.34||34|
|9||Bristol Rovers Colts||34||12||9||13||74||54||1.37||33|
|11||Yeovil Town Reserves||34||13||5||16||83||78||1.06||31|
|12||Gloucester City Reserves||34||11||6||17||81||97||0.83||28|
|14||Trowbridge Town Reserves||34||11||4||19||70||89||0.79||26|
- Chippenham Town Reserves could not be promoted as the club's first team was already in Division One.
1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up to and including the 1976–77 season.
2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.
3 The tables as published at the time contained errors, hence the totals do not balance in some columns.
- Robinson, Michael (ed.), Non-League Football Tables 1889–2006, Soccer Books, 2006