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Salisbury (Old & New Sarum) - The OPC is Jodi Fuller

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Salisbury city is made up of three main parishes, these are the Cathedral and Close, St. Martin and St. Thomas & St. Edmund.  Each have their own dedicated page which can be accessed from the parish menu on the front page of this website.

Salisbury Photo Gallery           Old Sarum Photo Gallery


Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies
Wiltshire Community History - Historical information for parishes within the Wiltshire County jurisdiction.


Church Matters

For individual Churches of the parish please refer to their own pages.

Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers Meeting 1915


Parish History 

Thomas Hardy based his fictional Wessex town of Melchester on and around the sights, smells and life of the City of Salisbury.  It is the only Cathedral City within the county, but is not the county town.  It lies on two main railway links - The West of England Main Line which runs from London (Waterloo) to Exeter, St. David's and is currently operated by South West Trains and the Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central line currently operated by First Great Western Trains on the Wessex Main Line.

Books and Reviews

A History of  Salisbury Haunted Salisbury Old Sarum
Memoirs Illustrative of the History & Antiquities of Wiltshire & City of Salisbury (1851) Popular History of Old & New Sarum 1897 Commonwealth Charter of the City of Salisbury, 1656 (1907)

Civil Registration

1837 - 1896 Alderbury Registration District
1896 - Present Salisbury Registration District

City Council

City Council Business  June 1890 


Music Festival at Assembly Rooms 1762                  First Annual Cucumber Festival 1830                 Exhibition of Youthful Industry 1858

General Items

National Gazetteer Entry 1868                   Facts and Figures About Wiltshire 1874

Illness and Epidemics      

Cholera Epidemic 1849                  Influenza Outbreak in Spring 1949       


Buildings and Land

Photo Galleries and Undated Items

Civic Plaques Gallery               History of the Council House (Guildhall)

Pre 1600

Inquisition Regarding The Bridge at Sarum 1267               Inquisition of Lands Held 1433   

1800 - 1899 

Fonthill Rector Donation to Salisbury Infirmary 1815 Great Flood 1841 Appointment of Select Commissioners for Land and Assessed Taxes 1842
New Market House Subscriptions 1857 Owners of Land 1873 West Woodyates Farm to be Let 1890

1900 - Present

Salisbury Floods 1915                 Proposed Transfer of Museum 1949


Cattle Plague Regulations 1867               Foot & Mouth Disease 1924-1925       

Buildings of Note

John Halle Hall

Halle of John Halle & The Gaumont Cinema 1931      


Maps Gallery

Public Houses

Public Houses Gallery

Alehouse Keepers and Cookes XVII Century Publicans 1635-1685 Alehouses XVIII Century
Inns of the XVIII Century Parade Coffee House & Tavern for Sale 1805  
Half Moon Inn

Half Moon Tavern Advertisement 1767

Lamb Inn, Catherine Street

New Licensee 1807

Maidenhead Inn

Mary Hibberd, Publican 1827

Queens Arms Inn

Queens Arms Inn Sale 1858

Red Lion

Established in the 14th century, this is one of the finest examples of an old coaching inn in the country, and the ancient courtyard, with its magnificent hanging creeper and picturesque half timbering, is much as it was when the London - West Country stage would rumble through the great archway.  One of the bars until the early 1960's was for gentlemen only, a pleasing relic of the olden days, and in the dining room may be seen part of the original 14th century wall.

Three Swans

Situated in the Market Place

Advertisement for The Three Swans 1767

White Hart Inn

Advertisement 1762


Railway Station Gallery             

Great Western Railway Timetable Changes 1874                 Southern Railways Excursion Advert to Weymouth c1963


Crime and Legal Matters

Animal Crime

Dog Bit Porter - Hunt v Hitchcock 1841


Eccentric Charged with Hayrick Arson 1872


Assault & Robbery 1827                 Alleged Assault by Mother and Son 1857                    Stabbing of Husband 1866                   Wild Man Attack 1877


Discharged Insolvency Notice of John Richmond 1720


Bastardy Examinations

Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment in Wiltshire 1800-1827

Court Cases

Marlborough Quarter Sessions 1685 Legacy Dispute - Regina v Hull 1841 Salisbury Assizes March 1841
Claimant & Defendant in One Day 1855 Salisbury Petty Sessions July 1878 Complaint as Right of Way Obstructed in Chicklade 1936

Criminal Damage

Boy Cautioned for Throwing Stones Near Station 1857

Employment Cases

Claim for Wages 1886


Counterfeit Coins and Bank Notes Used 1838


Man Obtained Money by False Pretences 1857

General Items

Crime Reports 1700-1799                  Crime Reports 1800-1849                  Crime Reports 1850-1899

Highway Robbery

Highwaymen Captured 1681


Child Murder 1866                   Henry Bungay, Murder Charge 1880


Unlawful Shooting of Hare 1870

Prisons and Prisoners

Bedford Gaol Prisoner John Baldwin 1802                  Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879              Convicts sent to Prison Hulks 1823-1842                  Criminal Life of Robert Sperring 1828-1830

Swing Riots

Swing Riots, Wilts. Special Commission 1831


Gun Stolen From Mr. Rhodes' Shop 1812 Spate of Attempted Break Ins 1812 Sentenced for Theft 1845
Fowl Theft at Market 1853 Thefts of Clothing 1858 Mother and Daughter Committed for Trial 1866
 Serious Case of Felony 1868 Boys Charged with Stealing Wood 1872 Suspicion of Theft by James Harrison, Alias Lloyd 1874


Transportation of Prisoners 1827



Pigot & Co. 1822                   Pigot & Co. 1830                 Kellys 1875 Commercial



Education Gallery

De Vaux College Clerics & Scholars 1269-1541 John Nicholas, Master 1661-1711 Schools for the Infant Poor Divine Service 1815
Anniversary Meeting of Salisbury National Schools 1838 Training College Success 1861 Training College Success 1872
Portrait of Miss G. M. Jerred 1950 From Police Station to University College 2014  

St. Probus Private School, Manor Road

St. Probus School               School Photograph 1953


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index                Naturalisation Record - Ernest Charles Augustus Glassmann 1892               Naturalisation Record - Ernst Glassmann 1892


Employment and Business  

Agriculture and Land

Agricultural Labouring

Aspects of the Life of the Wiltshire Agricultural Labourer c1850


Messrs. Read & Co. Advertisement 1858


Game License Issues 1800-1899               Gamekeepers Certificates 1807           


Apprentice records published here may not necessarily mean that the apprentice was from the parish but was apprenticed to a master within the parish

John Acton 1759 Richard Adams 1725 John Allford 1716 John Allen 1751 George Amor 1713
Elizabeth Andrews 1754 James Atchson 1759 Edward Atkinson 1723 Joseph Attwaters 1755 John Badcock 1729
Edward James Baker 1755 Richard Baldwin 1742 Robert Baldwin 1758 William Baldwin 1724 Robert Ballard 1719
Ambrose Bampton 1716 Robert Barber 1729 Thomas Barfoot 1713 William Barford 1742 William Barnes 1751
Jobe Biddlecombe 1711 John Biddlecombe 1728 William Biddlecombe 1728 William Biggs 1716 John Francis 1742
Wiltshire Society Apprentices

John Tibbs 1826               Frederick Arthur Albert Hibberd 1877


Francis William Marshall 1934 Bernard James Macklin 1936 Arthur Leonard Bagshawe 1938
Edward Adams 1939 Gerald Theodore Lydford 1939 (Handley)  Roy Christopher Barnard 1939


Banks 1800-1899

Brewing, Victualling, Wines & Spirits Merchants

Brandy Dealers XVIII Century                    Sandemans & Castle & Co


Employment of the Poor in Road Building 1817             


Butchers' Christmas Show 1870

Carriers and Transport

Coach Travel to London Advertisement 1827

Cloth Merchants, Mills and Tailoring

Tailors Fraternity Meeting and List of Masters 1451                   Tailors Guild Appointment of Viewers 1561-1562                  Wrongly Accused 1786                   Edward Vandenhoff, Silk Merchant 1830

Cordwainers and Footwear Manufacturers

Mary Simmonds, Clog Maker 1827


Salisbury, Semley & Gillingham Dairies 1890

Domestic Services

Lady Servant Wanted 1763


Mechanical Engineers - Charles Varley Armitage 1912

Food and Entertainment

Snack Bars Increase 1951

General Items

Trade & Guilds Wardens September 1440 Employment & Business News 1800-1899 Hair Powder Tax Stamp Distributors 1801
Situations Vacant and Wanted 1850-1899 Suspension of Trade for Coronation Celebrations 1858 Ancient Trades & Companies of Salisbury 1912

Jewellers, Clock and Watchmakers

C. W. Beale, Clock & Watchmaker 1836

Markets, Farm Animals & Livestock Sales & Fairs

Markets 1800-1849 Sale of Cart Horses 1847 Pitched Market Proposal 1847
Markets 1850-1899 Horse Sale at The Repository 1858 Sheep and Cattle Fair 1858
Winners at Salisbury Sheep Fair 1878    

Medical Matters

Licensed Practitioners
William Gilbart 1634 John Ballard 1664 Henry Denny 1674 
William Denny 1678  Roger Farr 1692  Dr. Spence, Visiting Physician, 1827
General Medical Council Registrations 1859-1959
Medical Advertisements & Services

Advertisement & Small Pox Denial of James Newman 1775                Moved to New Premises 1786               Advert for Medical Instrument Maker 1815               

Medical Appointments

Infirmary Surgeon, C. N. Smart 1828


Charlotte Matilda Case 1890                Louisa Case 1890


City Police Gallery

City Police Recruitment Notice 1858                   Ernest Frank Richardson, Chief Constable 1872-1952                 Edwin Mullins Andrews, Police Officer 1878-1969                Salisbury City Police 1905                

Post Office Services

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969                   Dismissal of Margaret Harding 1956

Railway Employment

Testimonial Presentation to George Wager 1861

Retail and Grocery Suppliers

Mercer Ceases to Trade 1762               Elizabeth Scammells Shop 1788                  Sale of Bacon at the Chough 1812

Smiths, Foundries & Metal Work

Bell Founders Associated with Salisbury 1465-1724                 Company of Smiths - Richard Snowe 1628               Company of Smiths - Thomas Roude 1628                     Company of Smiths 1636 


John Hibberd, Chimney Sweep 1804                   John Hibberd, Chimney Sweep 1827


Miscellaneous Documents

Mrs. Ridout and the Coombe Express              Theatre Advert 1836       


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Non Conformists Gallery

Milford Street Chapel

Chapel News 1800-1899

Salisbury Baptist Church (see separate tab)
St. Francis Evangelical Church (see separate tab)
St. Mark (See separate tab)
St. Paul (See Separate Tab)

Roman Catholicism

Papist Oath of Allegiance 1792


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery


Accidents 1850-1899                 Accidental Shot to Knee 1866              Runaway Horse 1875                Crashed into a Tree 1951 

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871 Literary & Scientific Institute News 1850-1899 Medical Club and Dispensary 1850-1899
Oddfellows Manchester Union 1850-1899 Working Men's Club & Institution News 1850-1899 Diocesan Institute for Trained Nurses Annual Meeting 1888
Rotary Club News 1900-1999 Bread & Pudding Committee 1911 Wiltshire H. S. Visits to Corsham & Salisbury 1952
Ancient Order of Foresters

Forester's Funeral - Henry Sworn 1868


Bankruptcy Notices 1700-1899               Bankruptcy of John Batchelor 1818                  Bankruptcy of William Damlick 1819                 Bankrupt Drapers Stock in Trade Sale 1823                Bankruptcy of Charles Higgins 1860

Elections, Politics and Polls

Elections & Politics

Edward Hulse, Conservative Party Candidate 1888                   Conservative Ball 1949                             MP Nominations 2015


Poll of Freeholders 1772            Polling District Poll Book Analysis 1857                  Poll Book 1865 (Addendum)                         Polling District Poll Book Analysis July 1865

Entertainment, Fairs & Fetes

Race Ball 1823                 County Ball 1872

Family Notices

Family Notices 1750-1799               Family Notices 1800-1849                 Family Notices 1850-1899               Family Notices 1900-1949

Funeral Reports

Funeral Report of George Henry Hogbin 1937

General Items

People News 1650-1699                Giant Onion 1863                  Secrets of Farming Book Subscribers 1863                Mayor Opens Campaign Against Hunger 1962                Swan Lady of Salisbury 1962

Inquest Reports

Unknown Man 1775 Inquest Reports 1800-1849 Inquest Report on Isaac Young 1815
Henry Hatcher 1846 George Fry 1849 Inquest Reports 1850-1899
Charles Connor 1851 John Trubridge 1866 Susannah White 1870
Serena Hale 1883    

Parish Notables

Christopher Biggins - Actor and TV Presenter Margaret Sarah Carpenter - Artist and Portrait Painter Michael Crawford - Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dave Dee - Singer and Songwriter Edwy The Fair - King of England Joseph Fiennes - Actor
Ralph Fiennes - Actor Willoughby Gray - Actor Phil Harding - Archaeologist
Susan Howatch - Author Edward Hyde - Statesman Philip Massinger - Dramatist
David Mitchell - Comedian William Pitt, The Elder - British Statesman & Prime Minister, MP for Old Sarum 
Rex Whistler - Artist    

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - These items were donated by Ken Tuck and contains entries that may or may not relate to the Tuck family however they have been published as such.  Many references to Quaker entries may be found from across the county.


Single Stick Match 1808                  Cricket Match v Downton 1858                 Pigeon Racing Annual Awards 1956           Cricket News 1800-1899


Attempted Suicide 1909


Tax List 1332 (City)          Tax List 1332 (Old Sarum)          Falstone Day Book 1645-1653           Rates Charges 1951                   


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse


Charitable Donations and Bequeaths 1800-1849          Endowed Charities of Salisbury & New Sarum 1907              Joan Popley Charity 1570-Present

Poor Law Union

General Poor Law Matters

Poor Relief Meeting 1838

Poor Law Guardians

Alderbury Union Elected Guardians 1835                 Number of Paupers etc. within the Salisbury Union May 1857


Workhouse Crime

Workhouse Crime 1835-1850

Workhouse Inmates

Adult Paupers in Workhouse for 5 Years Consecutive 1861

Workhouse Supplies and Tenders

Contract to Supply Goods to the Workhouse 1786



Probate Index 1562-1881 (WSHC) Sale of Contents of the Estate of Richard Willoughby 1763 Notice of Beneficiaries 1779
Probate Notices 1800-1849 Notice for Claims Against the Estate of Charles Henry Ackroyd-Stuart 1941 Probate Notice of William Sands Chapman 1949 

Estate Notices

William Teacy 1830                  Josiah Coombs 1845

Inquisitions Post Mortem

William de Cardinvell 1254 Robert Waleraund 1273 Walterus de Wilton 1277 Henry de Pennebrigge 1279
William de Ippele 1303 Robert de Mucheldevre 1330 Thomas Chafyn 1619 Edmund Ludlow 1625
Thomas Eyre 1629 George Irton 1629 William, Earl of Pembroke 1630 John Ray 1630
John Lowe 1632 Katherine Mompesson 1632 Christopher Bennett 1638 Matthew Ley 1638
Marian Norwell 1639 Edward Blacker, Lunatic 1647    

Parishioners Wills

Phillip Crewe Proved 1638


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Military & War Memorials Gallery

Why the Poppy Chelsea Pensioners 1808-1828 Autumn Manoeuvres 1872
Shooting Competition for Wilts Volunteers and Yeomanry 1872 Bell Ringers Book of Remembrance in St. Pauls Cathedral Library WWI Casualties of WWI with Salisbury Connections
Prisoner of War Camps 2012 Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911  

British Red Cross/VAD Detachment

V.A.D. & Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1918


Charles Bowles 1915-1916              Ella F. Burden 1916                George Buckeridge 1916-1918               Violet Brunker 1918-1919

WWI Casualties in the Military Hospital

Australian Casualty - Alan Malcolm Andrews 1917 

Charities and Fund Raising

St. Dunstan's Appeal Snooker & Billards Exhibition 1949

Victoria Cross Recipients

William Robert Fountaine Addison 1916                  Thomas Edwin Adlam 1916

Wiltshire Regiments

Encampment of the Wiltshires 1868                   Wiltshire Yeoman Cavalry on Parade 1868

WWI Casualties

Charles Cobb (Hatcher) 1915



Salisbury Baptist Chapel

Salisbury Baptist Chapel


Brown Street Baptist Church


Parish Register Transcripts




St. Francis

St. Francis

St. Francis Photo gallery


St Francis Church


Parish Registers held at WSHC

None that we are aware of at present

St. Mark

St. Mark

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Casualties of WWI Honoured in the Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book                    WWII Tank Trap

St. Paul

St. Paul

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Casualties of WWI Honoured in the Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book

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0 #1 janevans47 2015-06-29 02:11
Wonderful work you have done. Most gratefully appreciated.
Cheers Jan, in Sunny QLD Australia