Durnford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.
Other places in the parish include: Little Durnford, Nitton, Salterton, and Newtown.
Status: Ancient Parish
Alternative names: Great Durnford
Parish church: St. Andrew
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1574
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1580
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
Parishes adjacent to Durnford
- Idmiston with Porton
- Winterbourne Stoke
- Stratford sub Castle
- Wilsford cum Lake
- Winterbourne Dauntsey
- Winterbourne Earls
- South Newton
- Winterbourne Gunner
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851
Durnford (Great), a parish in the hund. of Amesbury, though locally in the hund. of Underditch, union of Amesbury, county of Wilts; 2½ miles south-south-west of Amesbury, on the river Avon, comprising Little Durnford, Nitton, Salterton, and Newtown. Living, a vicarage in the archd. and dio. of Salisbury; returned at £145 8s.; gross income £132. In the patronage of the prebendary of Durnford, in the cathedral of Salisbury. Here are a Sunday National and three daily schools. On the brow of a hill in this parish is an extensive earthen work, called Ogbury camp, but resembling an ancient residence of the Britons more than a military station; it has not any fosse, and is intersected by numerous small banks. Near this spot is a seat called Durnford-house. By the parliamentary boundaries act, this parish is included within the boundaries of Wilton borough. Acres 3,770. Houses 108. A.P. £3,996. Pop., in 1801, 399; in 1831, 481. Poor rates, in 1837, £217.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.
- County: Wiltshire
- Civil Registration District: Amesbury
- Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of Durnford
- Diocese: Salisbury
- Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – None, Post-1847 – Amesbury
- Poor Law Union: Amesbury
- Hundred: Amesbury
- Province: Canterbury