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West Harnham

"WEST HARNHAM, a parish in the hundred of Cawden, county Wilts, 1 mile S.W. of Salisbury, its post town. It is situated near the river Avon, and is a small straggling village. The tithes were partly commuted for land and money payments under an Enclosure Act in 1783, and the remainder have been commuted for a rent-charge of £50. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage* of Coombe Bisset, in the diocese of Sarum. The church, dedicated to St. George, is an ancient brick and flint structure with a square tower. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum."

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

West Harnham is 2 miles SW of Salisbury. Grid Ref SU135293. Postcode SP2 8HA. Population 256 in 1831, in 1951.


  • All Saints, Harnham Road, East Harnham, Church of England
  • St George, Lower Street, Church of England


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the West Harnham area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

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 West Harnham, St George:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1567-1972, Mar 1568-1987, Bur 1567-1956
    • BTs with gaps from 1567
    • IGI Mar 1567-1836 from BTs Batch M154771
    • VRI Chr 1567-1881, Mar 1589-1854 from BTs

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Historical Geography

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