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"STAPLEFORD, a parish in the hundred of Branch, county Wilts, 4¼ miles N.W. of Wilton, its post town, and 7¼ N.W. of Salisbury. The village is situated on the river Wiley, and is chiefly agricultural. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Sarum, value £105, in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a tower and five bells, and has been recently restored. The register dates from 1637. Lord Ashburton and H. Seymour, Esq., are lords of the manor."

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

Stapleford is 4 miles NW of Wilton. Grid Ref SU071374. Postcode SP3 4LN. Population 337 in 1831, 267 in 1951.

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 Stapleford, St Mary:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1637-1962, Mar 1637-1990 , Bur 1638-1992
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1600-01, 1609, 1622-27
    • IGI Chr 1637-1812 Batch C154703
    • VRI Chr 1637-1812, Mar 1637-1837

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