Barford St Martin, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Parish Church, Barford St Martin
Parish Church, Barford St Martin. The Church is dedicated to St Martin. Surrounded by water meadows and otherwise liable to flooding, the Grade I listed church and its churchyard is built on a man-made earth bank, retained by a 5 feet high stone wall. The copyright on this image is owned by Trish Steel and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: St Martin Barford

Parish church: St. Martin

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1623

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Barford St Martin

  • Baverstock
  • Groveley Wood
  • Compton Chamberlayne
  • Burcombe

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BARFORD (St Martin), a parish in Wilton district, Wilts; on a tributary of the river Avon, 3 miles W of Wilton r. station, and 5½ W by N of Salisbury. It has a post office under Salisbury. Acres, inclusive of the extra-parochial tract of Grovely Wood, 2,236. Real property, together with Baverstock, £5,984. Pop., 519. Houses, 116. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £577. Patron, All Souls’ College, Oxford. The church is good; and there is an Independent chapel.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorsetshire and the Isle of Wight 1889

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County: Wiltshire
Civil Registration District: Wilton
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
Diocese: Salisbury
Rural Deanery: Chalke
Poor Law Union: Wilton
Hundred: Cawden and Cadworth
Province: Canterbury

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