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"SHREWTON, a parish in the hundred of Branch, county Wilts, 6 miles N.W. of Amesbury, and 11 N. of Salisbury. Devizes is its post town. The village is situated on Salisbury Plain, and is chiefly agricultural. Great damage was done to this village in 1841 by an inundation caused by excessive rains. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Sarum, value £230, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, was rebuilt in 1854. The parochial charities produce about £34 per annum, which is devoted to educational purposes, also £15 from enclosed land for the repairs of the church. There is a National school, also a Dissenting chapel. C. Wansbrough, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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

Shrewton is 6 miles NW of Amesbury. Grid Ref SU066437. Postcode SP3 4LE. Population 491 in 1831, 1,259 in 1951.



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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 Shrewton, St Mary:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1557-1986, Mar 1557-1986, Bur 1557-1981
    • BTs with gaps from 1608
    • IGI Mar 1557-1837 Batch M152291
    • VRI Chr 1566-1873

Description and Travel

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  • Shrewton Village Website has a description of the village and the River Till, and a timeline (from 4000 BC!) for the Till Valley.


Historical Geography

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