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Christian Malford, Wiltshire

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Christian Malford, Wiltshire

Christian Malford is a small village in the county of Wiltshire in England. The unusual name is evidently a corruption of Christ mal Ford, Old English moel, mal being a mark: "Christ’s mal" is Christ’s mark or sign, the cross. The name signified "Cross Ford". Deeds from Glastonbury Abbey cartulary relate to Christmalford Manor: in AD 940 King Edmund granted Christmalford to St. Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury.
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridST9678
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire

Other names by which Christian Malford, Wiltshire has been known in the past

Malford ~ Malford Christian ~ Cristemeleforde ~ Cristemeleford

Christian Malford, Wiltshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Christian Malford, par. and vil., N. Wilts, on river Avon, 4½ miles NE. of Chippenham, 3104 ac., pop. 777; P.O.

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