Draycot Cerne

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Draycot Cerne
Church of St James - Draycot Cerne (geograph 2824189).jpg
Church of St James
Location Draycot Cerne, Sutton Benger, Wiltshire, England
Coordinates 51°30′23″N 2°05′44″W / 51.50639°N 2.09556°W / 51.50639; -2.09556Coordinates: 51°30′23″N 2°05′44″W / 51.50639°N 2.09556°W / 51.50639; -2.09556
Draycot Cerne is located in Wiltshire
Draycot Cerne
Location of Draycot Cerne in Wiltshire

Draycot Cerne (Draycott) is a small village and former civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 3 miles (5 km) north of Chippenham.

The ancient parish of Draycot Cerne, together with Seagry parish to its north, was added to Sutton Benger civil parish in 1934. In 1971 all land north of the newly built M4 motorway, including part of the former Draycot parish, was transferred to a recreated Seagry parish.[1]

Parish church[edit]

St James's Church was built around 1300. It is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

The Long family from Draycot Cerne[edit]

The following family members were active in English politics:

Other members:

In 1863, Henry Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley inherited the former Long family estate of Draycot Cerne from his cousin the 5th Earl of Mornington, and he lived there in retirement until his death on 15 July 1884.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 14 pp75-82 - Parishes: Draycot Cerne". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 

External links[edit]

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