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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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|
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
1837 - 1895 Alderbury Registration District
1895 - Present Salisbury Registration District
Offsite Linked Documents
Parish Register Transcripts
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
Please note that the above registers are available on microfilm only
In addition photocopies are available as follows:
Buildings and Land
Property for Auction, Sale or Let
St. Nicholas Hospital
The 15th Century Cartulary of St. Nicholas Hospital and Other Records 1902 published here with kind permission of Keith Scales.
Crime and Legal Matters
Please refer to the Salisbury Information Page
Employment and Business
Engineering and Surveying
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies
Census Returns Transcripts
Elections and Polls
|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|
Leslie Thomas - Author
Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse
Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held
War, Conflict and Military Matters
Casualties of WWI
Military Memorials in Salisbury Cathedral
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.