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Idmiston

"IDMISTON, a parish in the hundred of Alderbury, county Wilts, 7 N.E. of Salisbury, its post town, and 5½ S.E. of Amesbury. It is situated on the Bourne branch of the river Avon, and contains the tythings of Porton and Shripple, and the hamlets of Ford and Gomeldon. The village is very irregularly built and wholly agricultural. There is a narrow strip of land on each side of the river, and the unenclosed down is valuable as pasture. The tithes were commuted for corn-rents under an Enclosure Act in 1794. The living is a vicarage with the curacy of Porton annexed, in the diocese of Sarum, value £260, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient structure with a square wooden tower containing four bells. In the interior are several monuments, one of which is to the Rev. John Bowle, the Spanish scholar and editor of the Spanish "Don Quixote". The Wesleyans have a place of worship. The parochial charities produce about £3 per annum. William Beach, Esq., is lord of the manor. There are several barrows and tumuli."

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

 

Cemeteries

Churches

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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 Idmiston, All Saints:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1577-1965, Mar 1577-1990, Bur 1577-1984
    • BTs with gaps from 1622
    • IGI Chr 1577-1885 Batch C152111, Mar 1577-1895 Batch M152111
    • VRI Chr 1577-1907, Mar 1904-1906
    • Phillimore Marriages 1577-1812 (vol 8, includes chapelry of Porton)

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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

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History

 

 

Maps

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Societies

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