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Salisbury Cathedral & Close - The OPC is David Milborrow

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Salisbury Cathedral Photo Gallery          Salisbury Close Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Alderbury with Clarendon Park - Bemerton - Britford with East Harnham - Fugglestone St.Peter - Laverstock & Ford - Milford - Stratford Sub Castle - West Harnham

See also Salisbury Information Page - St. Thomas & Edmund - Britford



GenUKI - For information on Salisbury
Salisbury Cathedral Website - Information about the Cathedral etc.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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 - Salisbury Cathedral & Close Entry


The Parish Church of the Cathedral & Close

The Cathedral was consecrated in 1258, 38 years after the foundation stone was laid.  Built in the Early English Gothic style, it has the tallest church spire in the UK.                 A Pictorial Walk Around the Cathedral 2013


Description of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury Epitaphs in Salisbury Cathedral Salisbury Cathedral 1774 with transcriptions
Lord Nelson's Salisbury Hymn Book 1858 A Guided Tour of Salisbury Cathedral 1960  

Cathedral Building

Cathedral Restoration 1866               Cathedral Repairs 100 Years Ago 1867                 New Statue for Cathedral 1867               Flooded Cathedral 1915

Cathedral Crime

Possible Attempt to Rob the Cathedral 1867

Cathedral Poem

As many windows in this church we see
As days within one year there be
As many marble pillars here appear
As hours throughout the fleeting year
As many gates as moons one year does view
Strange to tell: yet not more strange than true

Incumbents and Other Cathedral Posts

Deans of the Cathedral                 William L. Bowles Memorial Tablet 1851                  William L. Anderson, Bishop of Salisbury 1949-1962                 


Henry Parr Hamilton 1880           Rev. F. W. MacDonald 1928          Canon Kewley 1950

Civil Registration

1837 - 1895 Alderbury Registration District
1895 - Present Salisbury Registration District

Miscellaneous Items

Cathedral News 1700-1799                  Ecclesiastical Intelligence September 1846

Offsite Linked Documents

A Timeline of Salisbury Cathedral         Salisbury Cathedral and Close

Ordination Ceremonies 

Ordinations Orders 1847                  Ordinations 1861

Parish Register Transcripts


1719-1812           1813-1829           1830-1866           1867-1927




1570-1659          1660-1722           1722-1812          1813-1837           1837-1910          1911-1950          1951-1993


1719-1812          1813-1970

The original registers are retained by the Cathedral.

The following note is found in the Registers of Salisbury Cathedral and obviously relates to the "Commonwealth Period of Oliver Cromwell's leadership"

"Memorandu': That since the third day of February 1650 By reason of the warrs and troubles in this Kingdome there hath no Register beine kept Either of Weddings, Christenings, or Burialls, until the Happie Returne & Restaurac'on of oure Gracious Sov'aigne Lord King Charles the Second which was in the year of our Lord 1660 soe that from that tyme (viz) from May 1660 I have follow'd the sam way of Registring as was formerly donne By my predecess" [unsigned].

The transcripts above are produced with thanks to the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury Cathedral and with their kind permission.  Also with thanks to David Milborrow who has photographed the pages of the original registers to enable the transcriptions to be produced.


Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1564-1927
Marriages 1564-1963
Burials 1564-1970
Please note that the above registers are available on microfilm only
In addition photocopies are available as follows:
Baptisms 1564-1838
Marriages 1564-1836
Burials 1564-1840


Buildings and Land

Land Tax

Appointment of Select Commissioners for Land and Assessed Taxes 1842

Mompesson House


Property for Auction, Sale or Let

Cathedral Close Grade II Star Listed Property for Sale 1984

St. Nicholas Hospital

St. Nicholas Hospital Masters 1244-1895 St. Nicholas Hospital Chaplains 1290-1900 St. Nicholas Hospital Stewards 1586-1880
St. Nicholas Hospital & John Ownton 1607-1608 Admissions of Brethren & Sisters 1610-1899 St. Nicholas Hospital Nurses 1660-1889
St. Nicholas Hospital Census Extract 1841    

The 15th Century Cartulary of St. Nicholas Hospital and Other Records 1902 published here with kind permission of Keith Scales.


Crime and Legal Matters

Bastardy Examinations 1821          Unfounded Charge of Assault 1872



Please refer to the Salisbury Information Page



Theological College News 1850-1899               Diocesan Board of Education Meeting 1874                  Training College Buildings 1949

Cathedral School

History of the Cathedral School


Employment and Business


Essex Albert 1729

Engineering and Surveying

County Surveyor Application of Henry Pensiston 1858

General Items

Employments & Business News 1700-1799          Employment & Business News 1800-1899             


Medical License for John Lucy 1681             


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Roman Catholicism

Papist Oath of Allegiance 1792


People and Parish Notables 

People Gallery

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Incorporated Church Building Society 1800-1899                Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871

Census Returns Transcripts

1841           1851           1861          1871           1881           1891           1901           

Elections and Polls

Poll Book 1818        Voters List 1832           Poll Book 1865

Family Notices

1750-1799                 1800-1849                  1850-1899


Captain Edmund Benson 1837-1880

Parish Notables

William Lisle Bowles - Clergyman and Poet (See Bremhill Parish) John Constable - Painter 1776-1837 James Harris - Grammarian
Edward Heath - British Prime Minster, Yachtsman and Musician Rex Whistler - Artist  
Seymour Family

The Lords Seymour 1710-1722

Leslie Thomas - Author

Obituary of Leslie Thomas 2014


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Alderbury Union Elected Guardians 1835                 Workhouse Audit 1858



Probate Index 1562-1880 (WSHC)          Sale by Auction for Estate Purposes 1780          Creditors & Debtors Notice of the Estate of Kitty Kneller 1830

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Herbert Bishop of Salisbury 1249               Giles Bishop of Salisbury 1263               John Davenant Bishop of Salisbury 1641

Parishioners Wills 

Sarah Vaughan Proved 1850


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Salisbury Cathedral & Close War Memorials and Military Photo Gallery

Boer War

Casualty - James Bandy  1872-1900

General Items

Why the Poppy  


Chicken Wire Sculptures of WWI Servicemen at Salisbury Cathedral 2014        

Casualties of WWI  
Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918 John Philip Morton Carpenter Henry Wyndham Francis Blackburne Farrer
Charles Basil Mortimer Hodgson Christopher Ken Merewether 1917 Frank Albert Symons
Osmond Bartle Wordsworth Salisbury Cathedral Choir School Roll of Honour Plaque  

Military Memorials in Salisbury Cathedral

Antony Lewis Layard 1823 John Edward Young 1832 Christopher Clarke 1835
Frederick (1846) & Augustus Frederick Cavendish Webb 1854 Admiral John Fulford R.N. 1888 To Men who died in South African War 1899-1902
List of those killed in South African Campaign 1899-1902 Lieut. Alan Wyldbore Bosworth Smith R. N. 1901 Captain Robert Harold Olivier 1914
Captain Sir Edward Hamilton Westrow Hulse 1915 Lieut. Roger Poore 1915 Edward Wyndham Tennant 1916
Lieut. Col. Roger Alvin Poore 1917 Lt. General Sir George Montague Harper 1922 Robert Graves Blackburne Farrer 1928
Lt. Colonel Kenneth Robert Balfour 1936 Lt. the Hon. Hugh Trenchard 1943 Rex Whistler Glass Prism 1944

WWI Battlefield Crosses located in Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral houses a number of wooden crosses, originally grave markers from World War I battlefields. As the wooden crosses were replaced by permanent headstones, the families of the soldiers could ask for the return of the original cross. The families had to pay for the costs of shipping, however, and as a result it is mostly the crosses of officers that were returned home. The families would often place the cross in the local parish church or nearest cathedral which is how these battlefield memorials arrived here at Salisbury. The battlefield Crosses have been relocated onto the west wall of the Cloisters at Salisbury Cathedral.

Banner - WWI Soldiers connected to Salisbury Cathedral Banner - Battlefield Crosses Information Lt. J. P. M. Carpenter 1916
Capt. Francis Dodgson 1916 Gnr. G. A. K. Buskin (Aust) 1917 Capt. Christopher Ken Merewether 1917
Colonel Frank A. Symons 1917 Capt. C. B. M. Hodgson 1918 Capt. Guy Dodgson 1918



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