"ALTON-BARNES, (or Berners), a parish in the hundred of Swanborough, in the county of Wilts, 6 miles to the E. of Devizes. The Kennet and Avon canal passes through it. This place was formerly a possession of the nunnery of Amesbury. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury, value £294, in the patronage of the Warden and Fellows of New College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Mary."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
If you have been unable to find the 1841 census for this parish, Wiltshire and Swindon Archives website provides the answer as one of their Wiltshire History Questions.
Common to all parishes is 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 Alton Barnes, St Mary:
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Alton Barnes to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Alton Barnes has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The entry for Alton Barnes from British History Online.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU108630 (Lat/Lon: 51.366151, -1.846776), Alton Barnes which are provided by:
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- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
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- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)