Draycot Cerne

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

DRAYCOT-CERNE, a parish in the hundred of MALMESBURY, county of WILTS, 4 miles (N. by E.) from Chippenham, containing 169 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Wilts, and diocese of Salisbury, rated in the king's books at £6. 7. 11., and in the patronage of the Hon. W.T.L.P. Wellesley. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. Dr. Buckeridge, successively Bishop of Rochester and Ely, was born here, about 1562; he died in 1631.

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