We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.


"TILSHEAD, a parish in the hundred of Branch and Dole, county Wilts, 10 miles S.E. of Amesbury, and 4 from South Lavington. Devizes is its post town. The village is on the road from Devizes to Salisbury, adjoining Salisbury Plain. There are several barrows in the Down", which were once celebrated for great numbers of bustards; also an embankment designated Old Ditch. The soil is light and chalky. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Sarum, value £200. The church, dedicated to St. Thomas-a-Becket, has recently been restored and enlarged. There is a National School. Fossil sponge is found, and madrepores abound in the flint stones."

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

Tilshead is 4 miles SE of East Lavington. Grid Ref SU035480. Postcode SP3 4SJ. Population 465 in 1831, 989 in 1951.

Church Records

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Tilshead which are provided by:


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Tilshead has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.




You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU035480 (Lat/Lon: 51.231122, -1.951273), Tilshead which are provided by:


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.