History

Early 19th century to early 20th century

Early 19th century to early 20th century 150 150 Admin

The Bell Family Estate. The 1840 Tithe Map and Apportionments List which can be viewed at the Wilts and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham names all landowners and tenants and…

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AD 410 to 1066

AD 410 to 1066 150 150 Admin

The Roman Empire in Europe came under attack and the Romans left Britain in the Fifth Century. The Britons who remained were over time raided by Saxons from Germany who…

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Early 18th century to early 19th century

Early 18th century to early 19th century 150 150 Admin

A flint from a flintlock gun, found in a field to the north of the village centre. Dated to approximately 1740 +/- 80 years.   The Southby Family and North…

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2,300 BC to 700 BC

2,300 BC to 700 BC 150 150 Admin

Hunter-gatherers smelted bronze for tools and formed farming settlements. https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk shows finds around South Marston as people settled in the fertile River valleys below the Ridgeway. There is a possible…

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The Twentieth Century

The Twentieth Century 150 150 Admin

World Wars, Spitfires and the demolition of the Manor. The Census population figures are: 1911 – 387 1921 – 363 1931 – 396 1951 – 374 1961 – 540 1971…

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Early 17th century to early 18th century

Early 17th century to early 18th century 150 150 Admin

Documentary Record and The National Archive. The Church Records indicate a village population of about 125 in 1603 and the village is mentioned as prosperous in the Wiltshire Inquisitions Post…

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11th century to 15th century

11th century to 15th century 150 150 Admin

The Wiltshire Archaeological Society’s “The Rolls of Highworth Hundred 1275-1287” and “Accounts And Surveys of the Wiltshire Lands of Adam de Stratton” and the Wiltshire Record Society’s “Court Rolls of…

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700 BC to 43 AD

700 BC to 43 AD 150 150 Admin

Currently, there is little evidence of Iron Age activity within the parish. This is probably due to a typical lack of evidence for Iron Age sites, the small time frame (less…

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16th century to early 17th century

16th century to early 17th century 150 150 Admin

The Church Records and the Hungerford, Brynd and Cusse families. South Marston Church Records 1539-1840 list all baptisms, marriages and burials in the village for that period and indicate a…

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Prehistoric and Stone Age

Prehistoric and Stone Age 150 150 Admin

During the Jurassic period (about 200 million years ago to 140 million years ago), Soutton was beneath a warm shallow sea. At this time the Corallian Beds were deposited. Unsurprisingly…

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