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Britford with East Harnham - The OPC is Linda Robson

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East Harnahm - All Saints East Harnahm - All Saints

Britford Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (Our Neighbours)

Alderbury with Clarendon Park - Coombe Bissett - Fisherton Anger - Homington - Nunton & Bodenham - Odstock - Salisbury - West Harnham

 

Websites

GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Britford & East Harnham
University of Leicester's - Website has historical Wiltshire directories
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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.

 

The Parish Church of St. Peter

St. Peter Church Gallery

Notes from the Parish Registers          Britford & East Harneham Protestation Record 1641-1642               Church Matters 1700-1799          Church Matters 1800-1849        

 

Parish History

The Parish includes the tything of East Harnham and the hamlet of Longford. An annual sheep fare was held on the 12th of August each year.

An Historic Link - Britford & The Battle of Hastings

 

Buildings and Land

Sale of Late Reverend Hill's Livestock 1868               Owners of Land 1873                Foot & Mouth Disease 1924-1925

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Arson

Straw Fold Burnt by Arson 1870

Assaults

Unfounded Charge of Assault 1872

Bastardy

Bastardy Examinations 1792-1848

General Items

Crime Reports 1800-1849                  Crime Reports 1850-1899                                

Murder

Wolf Myers 1767

Theft

Caught in Possession of Stolen Leather 1813                 Theft of Canvas Bags 1851                  Wanted for Sheep Stealing 1881

 

Directories

Pigots 1830          Post Office 1855          Post Office 1875         Kellys 1915

 

 

Education

A National School was established in Britford from 1853

School History 1853-2010

 

Emigration and Migration

Strays Index

 

Employment and Business

Agriculture and Land

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807                

Apprentices

Daniel Bezley 1720

Wiltshire Society Apprentices

John G. Frampton 1859                James Alexander Frampton 1870

Communications

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969

Medical

Nurse - Charlotte Matilda Case 1890

Miscellaneous Documents

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

 

People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations, Societies & Sporting Events

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871                   Wiltshire Friendly Society Anniversary 1851

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772                Poll Book 1865                   MP Nominations 2015        

Family Notices

Family Notices 1800-1849             Family Notices 1850-1899               

Inquests

Coroners Bills 1752-1796

Medical Matters

Measles Epidemic 1787

Parish Notables

August Welby Northmore Pugin, Architect

Taxes

Tax List 1332            Falstone Day Book 1645-1653           

 

Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

The Alderbury Union Workhouse was situated in the hamlet of Longford.  (See Tab below)

 

Probate

Probate Index 1766 (WSHC)

Estate Notices

Tristram Huddlestone Jervoise 1795

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials and Military Gallery

Why the Poppy               Casualty Biographies of WWI                           Roll of Honour Plaque 1914-1918            Casualties of WWII buried in St. Peter's Churchyard

 

Civil Registration

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

 

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1587-1935
Marriages 1573-1991
Burials 1572-1989

Transcriptions

Baptisms                
Marriages 1573-1812             
Burials                
Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911

Dog Dean

Dog Dean 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Church Roll of Honour 1914-1918

East Harnham

East Harnham

East Harnham Photo Gallery

The Parish Church of All Saints

Churchyard Gallery

 

Parish History

 

Buildings and Land

Common Cold Research Unit 1946-1989

East Harnham's claim to fame has got to be the Harvard Isolation Hospital. Originally it was built because the Americans thought the outbreak of WWII would mean epidemics in England. This did not happen, so this hutted hospital was donated to the Medical Research Council, who decided to open it as the Common Cold Research Unit. It existed from 1946-1989. There is now a housing estate where this hospital once stood appropriately named Harvard Heights.

The unit advertised for volunteers, who were paid a small amount, it was promoted as an unusual holiday opportunity! People were infected with the cold virus and stayed for 10 days. They were allowed to go out for walks in the countryside but residential areas were out of bounds. Some people came back year after year, and others liked the area so much they sold up and moved to Salisbury.

There is a photo in the East Harnham gallery of the plaque that is on the wall where the entrance to the hospital used to be.

St. John's Chapel

Read a little about the History of the Chapel   Images of the building as it is now can be seen in the East Harnham Photogallery

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Disturbance at Harnham 1857

 

Directories

Post Office 1855

 

Education

Education News 1850-1899

 

Emigration and Migration

Strays Index

 

Employment and Business

 

Miscellaneous Documents

Mrs. Ridout and the Coombe Express

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

 

People and Parish Notables

Poll of Freeholders 1772 (includes West Harnham)          Family Notices 1850-1899

Inquest Reports

Job Gale 1846                 John Davies 1874                Unknown Baby 1906                William Goodfellow 1912

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - This item was 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 refer to Quaker burials found across the county

 

Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Alderbury Union Workhouse is situated in the hamlet of Longford

Alderbury Union Elected Guardians 1835                

 

Probate

Probate Index 1669-1877 (WSHC)               National Probate Index 1858-1966

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Casualties of WWI Buried in All Saints Churchyard Casualties of WWI Commemorated on All Saints Church War Memorial Plaque
Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918 Casualties of WWII Buried in All Saints Churchyard

 

Civil Registration

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

 

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1855-1999
Marriages 1854-1976
Burials 1854-1946

 

Transcriptions

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Census     1841   1851   1861   1871   1881   1891   1901   1911

Longford

Longford

Longford Photo Gallery

Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873

 

Employment and Business

Game Licenses 1834          Aviator Certificate - Anthony Pleydell Bouverie 1929

 

People and Parish Notables

Tax List 1332

 

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Alderbury Union Elected Guardians 1835

The workhouse was situated here but was know as the Alderbury (Salisbury) Union

Workhouse Photo Gallery

Poor Law Items

Overseers 1859-1872

Workhouse

Short History of the Alderbury Union Workhouse                Workhouse News 1800-1899               Queen Victoria Coronation Celebrations 1838                 Workhouse Menu and Allowances 1841               Workhouse Audit 1858         

Workhouse Crime

Offences Committed in the Workhouse 1835-1850                Stealing from the Workhouse 1868               Burglary at the Workhouse 1878

Workhouse Inquest Reports

John Fryer 1901                 George Winter 1906

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

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

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