Bishopstrow

St. Aldhelm's church St. Aldhelm planted his staff in the ground here, whereupon it promtly sprouted leaves and grew into an ash tree, hence Bishopstrow - bishops tree. The copyright on this image is owned by Kevin Farmer and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Bishopstrow Wiltshire Family History

Bishopstrow is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Parish church: St. Adeline / St. Aldhelm

Parish registers begin: 1686

Parishes adjacent to Bishopstrow

  • Norton Bavant
  • Sutton Veny
  • Edington
  • Bratton
  • Warminster Christ Church
  • Warminster

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Bishopstrow House. The present Bishopstrow House was built in 1817 to a design by John Pinch and was owned by the Temple family until well into the 20th century. It was turned into a luxury hotel in 1977. The copyright on this image is owned by Stephen McKay and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

BISHOPSTROW, a parish in Warminster district, Wilts; on the Great Western railway, 1¾ mile SE of Warminster. Post Town, Warminster. Acres, 1,045. Real property, £2,054. Pop., 268. Houses, 52. The property is divided among a few. Bishopstrow House is the seat of the Temple family. Many Roman coins have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £220. Patron, Sir F. D. Astley, Bart. The church is good.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Bishopstrow, a parish in the hundred of Warminster, county of Wilts, 1½ mile (E.S.E.) from Warminster, containing 275 inhabitants. The living is a. rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Salisbury, rated in the king’s books at £11. 10. Sir J. D. Astley, Bart. was patron in 1823. The church is dedicated to St. Adeline.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Administration

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