Lane through Slaughterford
Slaughterford shown within Wiltshire
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Slaughterford is a small village and former civil parish about 5 miles (8 km) west of Chippenham, Wiltshire, in the South West of England. The village is at a crossing point of the Bybrook River, in a wooded valley between Castle Combe and Box.
The Manor Farmhouse is from 1753.
The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) said of it:
SLAUGHTERFORD, a parish in the hundred of Chippenham, county of Wilts, 5 miles N. W. of Chippenham, its post town, and 9 E. of Bath. The village, which is considerable, is situated on Box brook, a branch of the river Avon. In the vicinity is Bury-Wood camp, on the Fosse Way. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the rectory of Biddestone, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is an ancient structure with a tower containing one bell.
The church of St Nicholas is Grade II* listed. Built in the 15th century, it was partly destroyed circa 1649 by Cromwell's troops on their way to Ireland, and lay in ruins until it was rebuilt in 1823. There was further restoration in 1883. In 2015 the church was still in use, with services on alternate Sundays.
- Historic England. "Manor Farmhouse, Slaughterford, Biddestone (1198948)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- "Biddestone parish". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- Slaughterford at genuki.org.uk
- Historic England. "Church of St Nicholas, Slaughterford (1363574)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- "Church of St. Nicholas, Slaughterford, Biddestone". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- "St Nicholas, Slaughterford". Church of England. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- "Friends Meeting House, Slaughterford". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
Media related to Slaughterford at Wikimedia Commons