Alton Priors, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Status: Chapelry

Alternative names: Alton Priors with West Stowell, Alton Priors with Stowell

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1664; see also Overton
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Alton Priors

  • Alton Barnes
  • Wilcot
  • Woodborough
  • East Kennett
  • Pewsey

Historical Descriptions

Alton Priors

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Alton-Priors, a chapelry in the parish of Overton division of Everley and Pewsey, union of Pewsy, Wiltshire; 1 mile south of Alton-Barnes. Living, a curacy in the patronage of the vicar of Overton. Pop., in 1801, including the tything of Stowell, 178; in 1831, 923. Houses 40. Acres 2,630. A. P. £1,853. Poor rates, in 1837, £89.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Alton-Priors with Stowell, 4 m. S. by W. Overton. P.251

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

Stowell

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Stowell, co. Wilts.

P. T. Marlborough (74) 6 m. SW b S. Pop. with Alton Priors 166.

A tithing in the parish of Overton and hundred of Elstub and Everley.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. III; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Pewsey
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Avebury
  • Poor Law Union: Pewsey
  • Hundred: Elstub and Everleigh
  • Province: Canterbury
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