Whiteparish, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Whiteparish is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Whelpley, Cowsfield Lovers, Cowsfield Estuary, Alderstone, and Abbotstone.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1621

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Whiteparish

  • Alderbury
  • West Grimstead
  • West Dean
  • Sherfield English
  • East Dean
  • Lockerley
  • Langley Wood
  • East Grimstead
  • Earldoms
  • Plaitford
  • East Wellow
  • Melchet Park
  • Landford
  • Redlynch

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WHITEPARISH, a parish, with a village and five tythings, in Alderbury district, Wilts; 2¾ miles S by W of Dean r. station, and 8 SE by E of Salisbury. It has a post-office under Salisbury. Acres, with Earldons extra-parochial tract, 6,284. Rated property, £5,775. Pop. in 1851, 1,344; in 1861, 1,225. Houses, 264. The property is subdivided. Melchet Park, Cowesfield House, Broxmore House, and Brickworth are chief residences. An interesting ancient farmhouse is at the entrance of the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £200. Patron, R. Bristow, Esq. The church was restored and partly rebuilt in 1869. There are two Methodist chapels, two endowed schools with £65, and charities £25.

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

Abbottstone

A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom 1808

Abbottstone, a tything in White parish, hundred of Frustfield, Wilts, 8 miles from Salisbury, and 88 from London.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Alderbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Amesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Alderbury
  • Hundred: Frustfield
  • Province: Canterbury
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