Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)
Ebbesbourne Wake - Fifield Bavant - Fovant - Swallowcliffe - Teffont Evias - Tisbury
GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Sutton Mandeville
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
Sutton Mandeville Parish Council -Website for Parish Council
Old Maps - Historical Map archive showing
The Parish Church of All Saints
Church Memorials & Windows
Parish Registers held at WSHC
Sutton Mandeville lies in the south west of the Wiltshire county. It is approximately 11 miles west of Salisbury, off the A30.
1837 - April 1936 Tisbury Registration District
April 1936 - January 1978 Mere Registration District
January 1978 - present Salisbury Registration District
Buildings and Land
Sutton Mandeville has 4 Ancient Monuments listed. Ancient Monuments List
Grade I - Buildings of outstanding architectural or historic interest
No entries listed for this category within the parish
Grade II* - Buildings are particularly important and of more than special interest
Grade II - Buildings are nationally important and of special interest
|Bealing Monuments in Churchyard||Bonds||Bracher Monument in Churchyard|
|Church Farmhouse||Churchyard Sundial||Elm Tree Cottage|
|Manor Farmhouse||Milestone East of Manor Farm||Old Rectory|
|Snook Monument in Churchyard||Sutton Mandeville Mill||Tanners|
Properties For Auction, Let or Sale
|Angel Cottage||Bailey Hill Farm||Buxbury Farm|
|Glebe Cottage||Oakhill House||Old Malt House|
Bell Inn or Cribbage Hut
|Notice for Old Cribbage Hut Slate Club Dinner & Fete 1921 & 1926||Cribbage Hut Slate Club 1925||Cribbage Hut to be Replaced 1934|
|Cribbage Hut Licensing 1934||Cribbage Hut New Hotel Open 1935||Cribbage Hut Advertisement 1935|
Crime and Legal Matters
Rev. Thomas Rosewell (1630 - 1692)
Rev. Thomas Rosewell was Rector of Sutton Mandeville from 1657 - 1662 but ejected by the Uniformity Act. His fame rests on his sensational trial for High Treason in 1684, after a sermon that he peached on 14th September, 1684. He was convicted by "Hanging" Judge Jefferies but later pardoned by the King.
James Mitchell - Murderer
James Mitchell was born at Sutton Mandeville & worked as a Labourer for Mr. Edward Bracher, also of Sutton Mandeville. James Mitchell murdered Miss Mary Welchman, in London, in 1814 and was apprehended at Sutton Mandeville a short while later by Mr. Bracher who had read about the murder in the newspaper. James Mitchell was charged and arraigned at the Old Bailey where he was convicted. He was executed, by hanging, on 19th September, 1814 at Newgate.
Transportation to Australia
3 men are listed from the parish as transportees they are:-
Herbert Johnson in 1850 for 10 years William Harding in 1844 for 10 years William Russell (year not found) for 4 years
|Post Office 1849||Post Office 1855||Post Office 1859||Harrods 1865||Kellys 1867||Post Office 1875|
|Kellys 1880||Kellys 1889||Kellys 1895||Kellys 1898||Kellys 1903||Kellys 1907|
|Kellys 1911||Browns 1912||Kellys 1915||Kellys 1920||Kellys 1927||Kellys 1936|
Emigration and Migration
Employment and Business
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies
Census Returns Transcripts
Elections and Polls
|Unnamed Infant 1839||Stephen Boswell 1838||Job Dorrington 1914||Sarah Ellis 1849|
|Ann Feltham 1872||Esther Furnell 1853||Henry Snook 1842||Henry Thick 1843|
|John Turner 1847||James Yeates 1909||Isaac Yeats 1837|
Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse
Sutton Mandeville came under the jurisdiction of Tisbury Union. Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, usually one representing a constituent parish. Their roles were to administered poor relief such as money, food and clothing as part of the Poor Law system. Usually Churchwardens or Landowners were selected for these roles.
|Wiltshire Removal Orders 1670-1890||Guardians of the Poor 1847||Paupers Listed in Census 1851|
|Non-payment of Poor Rates - Robert Larkham 1872|
|Probate Index at WSHC 1550-1879||UK Extracted Probate Wills (Canterbury) 1656||UK Death Duty Registers 1796-1811|
|Images of Will of Samuel Bracher 1830||William Wyndham Probate Notice 1862|
War, Conflict and Military Matters
|Casualties of WWI Honoured in the Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book||Church WWI Roll of Honour Plaque||Western Australians in Camp 1918|
|Central Queenslander Contacts 1918|
Casualty Biographies of WWI
|George Bracher||John Coombes||George Cross|
|Reginald Job Dorrington||James Mullins||Henry G. Sanger|
Biographies of Men Who Served and Survived
Sutton Mandeville Army Camp
At the outbreak of WWI there became an urgent need to accommodate the increasing requirements for Military Training & Transit camps. Towards the end of 1914, John Combes, of East Farm at Fovant, was informed that part of his land was to be requisitioned for one such camp. Subsequently, land to the east and west of his farm was also commandeered and an area stretching from Compton Chamberlayne to Sutton Mandeville became one vast Military Camp. A single track railway connected the camps to the main line. It is believed that Sutton Mandeville had 3 Camps during WWI.
Regiments Known to have been based at Sutton Mandeville during WWI include:- 3/7th (City of London) London Regiment - Devonshire Regiment - 53rd (Young Soldier) Battalion - basic recruit training unit (part of 8th Reserve Brigade) - 37th Battalion Australian Imperial Force
Sutton Mandeville Military Badges
During WWI, whilst stationed in the Army Camps located on Salisbury Plain, soldiers from the British, New Zealand and Australian Forces cut their Regimental Badges into the chalk hills above their camps. Fovant is well known for its Regimental Badges. Two military badges were cut into Sutton Down by the Royal Warwickshire Regiment & the 7th (City of London) Battalion of the London Regiment (known as the "Shiny Seventh").
|Regimental Badges 1929||Campaign to Preserve Landmarks 2001||Military Badges 2003|
|Will We Remember Them? 2013|
War Graves of WWI & WWII
Sutton Mandeville has three War Graves - 2 from WWI both located in Churchyard and 1 from WWII which is located in the cemetery.
Grateful thanks for the work submitted by Cathy Sedgwick during her time as OPC.