Alton Barnes, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Alton Berners

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1592
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605; 1609; 1665

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Alton Barnes

  • Stanton St Bernard
  • Alton Priors
  • Wilcot
  • Woodborough
  • East Kennett
  • Overton
  • Huish

Historical Descriptions

Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Alton-Barnes, or Alton-Berners, a parish in the division and union of Devizes, Wiltshire; 44 miles west by north from Pewsey. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Wilts and dio. of Salisbury; rated at £6 18s. 11½d. ; gross income £311. In the patronage of New College, Oxford. There is a small daily school here. Pop., in 1801, 83; in 1831, 138. Houses 25. Acres 250. A. P. £959. Poor rates, in 1837, £40. This parish is intersected by the Avon canal.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Alton-Barnes, 7 miles S.W. Marlborough. P. 167.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Devizes
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Avebury
  • Poor Law Union: Devizes
  • Hundred: Swanborough (Wiltshire)
  • Province: Canterbury
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