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"ROLLSTONE, (or Rowleston), a parish in the hundred of Elstub, county Wilts, 10 miles N. of Salisbury, 5½ W. of Amesbury, and half a mile S. of Shrewton. Devizes is its post town. The village, which is of small extent and wholly agricultural, is situated on the road from Salisbury to Devizes. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £170, and the glebe contains 5 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Sarum, value £150. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is an ancient edifice, and has recently undergone thorough restoration. W. A. Heathcote, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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

Rollstone or Rollestone is 5 miles West of Amesbury, and adjacent to Shrewton. Grid Ref SU072434. Postcode SP3 4HF Population 39 in 1831.


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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 Rollestone, St Andrew:
    ('Rollstone' in LDS lists):

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1654-1992, Mar 1654-1992, Bur 1654-1990
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1606, 1624-1638
    • IGI Chr 1654-1714 Batch C152311, Mar 1654-1714 and 1817-1829 Batch M152311
    • Phillimore Marriages 1654-1812 (vol 6)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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