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Collingbourne Kingston

"COLLINGBOURNE KINGSTON, a parish in the hundred of Kinwardstone, in the county of Wilts, 4 miles N. of Ludgershall, and 11 S.E. of Marlborough its post town. It is situated on the river Bourne, and contains the hamlets of Southton, Brunton, Kingston, and Augton. At one time it belonged to the Collingbournes. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Salisbury, value £261, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a brick and stone building, with tower. It contains monuments to the Pile family. The Wesleyans have a chapel, and there are National schools for both sexes. Here is a meet for Mr. A. Smith's hounds. John Norris, the divine, was born in the rectory-house, the living at that time being held by his father."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Church Records

  • Common to all parishes is a Key to Abbreviations and a description of Church Records and Indexes for Wiltshire, including a complete Marriage Index for the county.

  • Indexes and registers of the parish church of Collingbourne Kingston, St Mary:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1653-1913, Mar 1654-1986, Bur 1653-1863
    • IGI Chr 1806-1812 and 1849-1875 from transcript Batch P014411, Mar 1799-1877 from transcript Batch M014411
    • VRI Chr 1880-1906

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  • Population was 913 in 1831, 440 in 1951.



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