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Historical Map of the Parish 1840

Historical Map of the Area

Click on the green map on the right to bring up a very detailed map of the area as it was in 1840, with the modern extremities of the Parish highlighted.

Significant milestones for St Paul Malmesbury Without Parish

c. 1840

StPMW parish was not established. The land was divided between a Malmesbury parish and a Westport parish


Malmesbury Borough was created at the expense of the Malmesbury Parish


The reduced part of Malmesbury parish was renamed St. Paul Malmesbury Without parish. The name originates from the Malmesbury church of St. Paul, of which only the west tower now remains


All of Westport parish outside Malmesbury borough is transferred to St Paul Malmesbury Without parish.


RAF Hullavington opens


EKCO establishes a ‘shadow factory’ at Cowbridge and specialises in the top secret development and production of new radar systems used in WW2


The built up area of StPMW parish adjacent to Malmesbury transferred to Malmesbury


Malmesbury by-pass constructed


Malmesbury boundary extended, at the expense of StPMW parish to follow the by-pass, along Filands Road past its Tetbury Hill junction and south via Park Lane to the junction with the Sherston Road; this  tripled the area of the town


RAF Hullavington renamed Buckley Barracks after a VC hero


Primary Care Centre opened by HRH Prince of Wales


Major housing development at Cowbridge commences


Malmesbury Town, Brokenborough parish and St Paul Malmesbury Without parish councils combine to work on a Neighbourhood Plan restricting the developer led planning of previous years.

The Neighbourhood plan is formally agreed at a referendum with a 90% yes vote.