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Orcheston St Mary

"ORCHESTON ST. MARY, a parish in the hundred of Branch, county Wilts, half a mile N. of Orcheston St. George, and 11 miles S.E. of Devizes, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is wholly agricultural. It is situated near the road from Devizes to Salisbury. The glebe comprises 38 acres. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Sarum, value £361, in the patronage of Clare Hall, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient stone edifice, with a square tower containing three bells. The chancel has recently been rebuilt. Miss M. F. Mills is lady of the manor."

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

Orcheston St Mary is 7 miles NW of Amesbury. Grid Ref SU058456. Orcheston St George and Orcheston St Mary are shown together as Orcheston on current Ordnance Survey maps. Population 134 in 1831, 1851 see Orcheston St George.


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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 Orcheston, St Mary:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1688-1991, Mar 1690-1993, Bur 1691-1992
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1608-11, 1622-37, 1672-78
    • IGI Chr 1608-1735 and 1813-1875 Batch C055281, Chr 1875-1885 Batch C055283, Mar 1608-1635 1673-1678 1813-1835 Batch M055281
    • VRI Chr 1875-1899

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