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Shrewton - St Mary Shrewton - St Mary

Shrewton Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Chisbury - Enford - Figheldean - Maddington - Netheravon - Orcheston St George - Rollstone - Winterbourne Stoke


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Shrewton
St Mary's - Church website for general information
Shrewton - Village Website
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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. Mary

St. Mary Gallery

Shrewton Protestation Return 1641-1642                Vicar Cured of Dropsy 1757

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1557-1986
Marriages 1557-1986
Burials 1557-1981


Parish History

For many years at least until before WWI the people of Shrewton celebrated Trinity Monday (this may have been actually Whit Monday as this was a public bank holiday).  Traditionally the local friendly societies would gather at the fair field in the morning and in the afternoon tea was provided for the children of the village.  A carousel provided by Henry Jenning of Devizes normally featured as a central attraction with many other side shows and booths.  In the early 1920's an outing to Edington Priory Church was made and 3 vehicles were needed to ferry the trippers three of which were the Reverend Bull, Dolly Gant and Ina Kilford.

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Amesbury Registration District
April 1936 - Present Salisbury Registration District


Buildings and Land 


Cattle Plague Regulations 1867                 Foot & Mouth Disease 1924-1925                

Buildings of Note

Sundial Cottage 

This thatched cottage on London Road is so named due to the sundial which is hung just below the thatch of the upper floor.  A wooden plaque attached reads 'Life's but a walking shadow'.  The dial is dated 1832.  The cottage over the years has been home to the Lovelock and Pitt families at various stages of its history.


Serious Fire 1833


Disastrous Floods 1841                Estimates for Flood Damage Repairs 1841              Great Flood 1841

General Items

Owners of Land 1873 

Public Houses and Hotels

Public Houses Gallery

The Bustard Inn (Hotel)

Landlord William Young played host to news reporters during WWI when they used his hotel as a base for reporting on troop movements around Salisbury plain.

George Inn

Situated on the London Road in 1904 the landlord was Henry Ackerman and prior to the host was William Morrell.

The Plume of Feathers

On 10th January 1914 an open top bus owned by John Hall & Son left the public house to travel to Swindon Town F.C.s ground to see the Wiltshire team beat Manchester Utd. 1-0.     The local Newsagent shop was situated in a hut in the yard of the public house.  Publican James Bundy and his son Herbert owned the newsagents.  The errand or delivery boy was Jack 'Speedy' Carter.


Crime and Legal Matters

Criminal Damage

Injuring a Wall 1868


Criminal Life of Robert Sperring 1828-1830               


Alleged Theft from John Gibb's Beer-House 1858



Post Office 1855          Kellys 1889          Kellys 1903




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business


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

Robert Gibbs 1759          William Morgan 1757           Mary Nickols 1755


British Postal Services Appointments 1737-1969                  

Community Services Services

James Dewey, Police Constable 1814-1872               Sergeant Enos Molden 1843-1892                  Edwin Mullins Andrews, Police Officer 1878-1969 


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Chapel Re-Opens 1846


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Albert Victor Chant played a drum in the Shrewton Band

Bill Kilford wrote on the back of a postcard in 1915 that he was involved in erecting huts at Rollestone Camp.


Sarah Elizabeth Stevens 1860

Census Returns Transcrpts


Elections, Polls and Voting Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818          Voters Lists 1832           Poll Book 1865           MP Nominations 2015           MP Nominations 2017           

Family Notes     

1800-1849                  1850-1899           1900-1999

General Items

Toad in the Broth 1773

Inquest Reports

Inquests After the Great Flood of January 1841               Robert Chandler 1843                


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Amesbury Union Guardians Appointed 1835           

Appointment of Overseers

1860           1868          1870           1872



Inquisitions of Land Held

Giles Tooker  1627

Parishioners Wills 

Robert Saunders Proved 1778 


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorial & Military Photo Gallery

Boer War

Wiltshire Yeomanry - Volunteers for Active Service 1899 

General Military Items

Why the Poppy



Nurse Daisy Violet Dimmer 1918          Death of Probationer Nurse 1918

Memorial Books and War Memorials

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918          Shrewton War Memorial

Training Camps

Salisbury Plain in Flood Time 1915 


Civilian Deaths 1939-1945

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