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South Newton

"SOUTH NEWTON, a parish in the hundred of Branch and Dole, county Wilts, 2 miles N. of Wilton, its post town and railway station, and 5 N.W. of Salisbury. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Wiley, and is wholly agricultural. The parish comprises the tythings of Stotford, Ugford, and three others. The road from Bath to Salisbury passes through the parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Sarum, value £221. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is an ancient, structure, with a square tower containing four bells. The whole edifice is in a ruinous condition. The register dates from 1695. The parochial charities produce about £10 per annum. There are a National school, and a place of worship for the Dissenters."

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

South Newton is 2 miles N of Wilton. Grid Ref SU087343. Postcode SP2 0QY. Population 565 in 1831, 436 in 1951. For photo of church see Geograph photo by ChurchCrawler - and for other photos nearby see Geograph photos in grid square SU0834.



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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 South Newton, St Andrew:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1695-1924, Mar 1695-1994, Bur 1695-1902
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1604-08, 1622-38, 1667-68, 1674-75, 1694
    • IGI Chr 1695-1885 Batch C152271, Mar 1695-1836 Batch M152271
    • VRI Chr 1880-1906, Mar 1nnn-1nnn
    • WFHS transcript Chr and Bur (probably) 1604-1837
    • National Burial Index 1604-1837

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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