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Collingbourne Kingston - The OPC is Maureen Withey

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Collingbourne Kingston - St Mary Collingbourne Kingston - St Mary

 Collingbourne Kingston Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Burbage - Chute with Chute Forest - Collingbourne Ducis - Easton Royal - Everley (Everleigh) - Fittleton - Great Bedwyn - Ludgershall - Milton Lilbourne



GenUKI - For information on Collingbourne Kingston
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
Register of One-Place Studies - Collingbourne Kingston Entry


The Parish Church of St. Mary

St. Mary's Church stands at the heart of the village. The present church dates from the Norman period however archaeological excavations during recent building work suggest that there may have been an earlier Saxon church.  Prior to 1763, St Mary's was called St John the Baptist.               St. Mary Church Gallery

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1653-1913
Marriages 1654-1986
Burials 1653-1863

Records available from Other Sources


Parish History

The parish includes the tythings of Aughton, Brunton, Collingbourne Sutton, Kingston and Southton (Vallence)

Collingbourne Kingston lies on the A338 ten miles south of Marlborough and twenty miles north of Salisbury. The parish includes the two small hamlets of Aughton and Brunton. Prior to 1934, the hamlets of Sunton and Cadley were also part of Collingbourne Kingston but are now part of neighbouring Collingbourne Ducis.   The village is situated along the River Bourne, a chalk stream, which dries up in the summer.  It also lies alongside the former Midland and South Western Railway, which closed in 1961.

The population has varied in size from 933 (1841 census) to 397 (1961 census) to 456 in 2001

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Pewsey Registration District
April 1936 - Present Devizes Registration District


Buildings and Land

Agriculture and land

Cattle Plague Regulations 1867


Conservation Area Statement 2003           Conservation Area 2004


Fires 1800 - Present           Fire at Mount Orleans 1858           Three Families Left Homeless After Blaze 1934             


Owners of Land 1873   



Public Houses

Public Houses Gallery

Cleaver Inn/The Barleycorn

Cleaver Inn to Be Let 1851


Maps Gallery

Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1809            Parish Map 1843


Railway Gallery

New Halt Plan 1932

Property Sales

Sale of Savernake Estate 1929               Savernake Estate Sold 1929


Crime and Legal Matters


Assault at the Blue Lion 1861


Bigamy Charge 1892

Business Related Crime

Bakers Charged with Selling Underweight Bread 1869


Widow's Country Cottage 1940

General Items

Crime Reports 1800-1849                  Crime Reports 1850-1899

Public Order Offences

Summoned for Being Drunk and Disorderly 1867


Summoned for Stealing Rabbit Traps 1860          Theft from Clothes Line 1862


Thomas Nutley 1804-1883



Universal British 1793-1798               Post Office 1855               Kellys 1867            Post Office 1875               Kellys 1889              Kellys 1903               Kellys 1915



Education Gallery

Class of 1939 


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index          Emigrant - William Annetts & Family 1857                Emigrant - Thomas Cook & Family, Utah Pioneers 1857-1930           Emigrant - William Nutley & Family 1856


Employment and Business


Gamekeepers Certificates 1807                Gamekeepers Certificates 1834                   Aspects of the Life of the Wiltshire Agricultural Labourer c1850


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

George Moore 1713 Mary Piper 1720 George Dosell 1722 Benjamin Lawrence 1722
John Chandler 1725 William Pyle 1725 John Fay 1729 John Rose 1742
Richard Lush 1744      
Wiltshire Society Apprentices

Henry Annetts 1874          George Mildenhall 1861 

Postal Services

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969             


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Cost of New Chapel 1914


People and Parish Notables

People of the Village Gallery

Inaugural Ploughing Match 1848               Gun Accident 1868               Family Notices 1900-1949        

Census Returns Transcripts


Coroner Bills

County coroners were introduced in England in around 1194 once established other boroughs and liberties sought the right to have their own coroner.  Often in Medieval times the coroner also assumed the role of the sheriff and his duties weren't limited to holding inquests on dead bodies although almost a full time post they were unpaid for the duties apart from those that were deemed murder or manslaughter when they would receive 13s. 4d.   From the 24th June 1752 a law was passed allowing the coroner to claim £1 for every inquest they attended not held in a gaol and also to claim 9d per mile travel allowance from the place of residence.  Inquests held in any gaol were performed at a rate totalling no more than £1.  These costs were to be paid from the county rates.  In cases of homicide the coroner also received the former fee of 13s. 4d.  The coroners submitted their bills at the quarter session sittings for approval.  Coroners Bills 1752-1796

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818                 Voters List 1832                Poll Book 1865   

Council Elections         

County Council Election Notice 1925         

MP Nominations   

MP Nominations 2015

Family Notices 

1800-1849          1850-1899


Inquest Reports 1800-1849                 Inquest Reports 1850-1899                Ann Taplin - Letter from the Vicar 1855      


Henry Hayes 1869           Frederick James Palmer 1874          Vera Shuttle 1907


Falstone Day Book 1645-1653


Pilot Officer John Lewis 1940


Poor Law, Charity  and the Workhouse

Pewsey Union Supplies Tender Notice 1846      Annual Dinner for the Poor 1853



National Probate Index 1858-1966

Creditors & Debtors Notices for Probate Estates

William Cook 1801

Parishioners Estate Notices

Elizabeth Piper 1890   

Parishioners Wills

Daniel Black Proved 1804          Mary Black Proved 1777           Robert Coster Proved 1820         William Seager Proved 1843


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Military Record of Charles Henry Palmer, 1889-1960               Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911          Death of Lance Corporl Gerald Britton Woodhouse 1929     

Books of Remembrance

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918                                        

British Red Cross/Voluntary Aid Detachment

VAD Record for Blanch Bridgman 1915

War Memorials

Collingbourne Kingston War Memorial            School War Memorial 1914-1918




Crime and Legal Matters

Brothers Charged with Theft of Beans and Bran 1859

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