Avebury, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Avebury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Abury, Aubery

Other places in the parish include: Beckhampton and West Kennet.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1679
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607; 1621

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Particular Baptist.

Parishes adjacent to Avebury

  • Bishop’s Cannings
  • Calne
  • Yatesbury
  • Cherhill
  • East Kennett
  • Winterbourne Monkton
  • Overton
  • All Cannings

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Avebury, 5½ miles W. Marlborough. P. 751.

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

Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1807

Abury, or Aubery, (Wilts) a village near Marlborough Downs, remarkable for a collection of huge stones like those, on Salisbury Plain, and supposed by Dr. Stukeley to be the remains of a Druidical temple, which originally included the whole village within its circumference. It is surrounded by a high rampart, with a proportionable ditch on the inside; and from hence to W. Kennet is a walk nearly a mile in length, inclosed on both sides with large stones. A new road has been recently struck out this way from London to Bath.

Source: Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales; Crosby Rev. J. Malham; 1807.

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Marlborough
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Avebury
  • Poor Law Union: Marlborough
  • Hundred: Selkley
  • Province: Canterbury
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