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Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Bradford On Avon - Broughton Gifford - Great Chalfield - Staverton - Whaddon


Websites of Interest

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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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

Incumbents List                 Mary Forster Memorial Tablet 1917          Church News 1900-1999          Church News 2000 - Present

Parish Register Transcripts


1681-1699          1700-1724          1725-1749          1750-1774          1775-1799          1800-1824          1825-1837


1568-1600          1700-1724          1725-1754          1755-1774          1775-1779          1800-1817          1818-1837



Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1580-1986
Marriages 1568-1988
Burials 1568-1965


Parish History

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Bradford Registration District
April 1936 - Present Trowbridge Registration District


Buildings and Land

Ham Green The Courts Wiltshire Holt Spa & Lodging House for Auction 1802
Property for Sale or Let 1850-1899 Holt Farm for Sale 1868 Owners of Land 1873 
Building & Land News Reports 1900-1949    



Inclosure Notice 1863


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1811

Notable Buildings

Great Chalfield Manor

Great Chalfield Manor House 1896               Commercial Postcard Reply to Enquiry 1980

Public Houses

Public Houses Gallery

Three Lions

License Transfer 1864


Railway Gallery

Holt Railway and its Associations               Great Western Railway Timetable Changes 1874


Crime and Legal Matters 


Guilty of Burglary 1832                 House Burglary 1858

Court Cases

Water Rights Dispute Hargreaves v Fuller 1890

General Items

Crime Reports 1700-1799                 Crime Reports 1800-1849


Case of Threatening to Kill Wife 1861

Prisons and Prisoners

Remand Home 1941


£5 Note Theft 1864          Theft of a Bicycle Chain 1915



Post Office 1875               Kellys 1889              Kellys 1915



Holt House School 1861               Congregational School Concert 1915


Emigration and Migration


Employment and Business

Employment and Business Gallery


Wiltshire Holt Spa Water Advertisements 1802-1804


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

Paul Alborn 1752          Elizabeth Baily 1722          George Bean 1730


British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969 

Food, Drink and Brewing

Bakery Business For Sale 1904             

General Items

Business Partnership Dissolved 1812               Working Families Survey c1828                 West Wilts Laundry 1907-1915      


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Non Conformity Gallery

Non-Conformist News 1800-1849          Independent Chapel Bicentenary Celebrations 1862          Sabbath School Presentation 1864

Congregational Church (later the URC)
United Reformed Church


People and Parish Notables


Sunday Tragedy 1791                 Railway Death 1902

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Horticultural and Cottagers' Friend Society 1862-1863                  Harmonic Society 1863


Bankrupts 1812-1898 

Census Returns Transcripts


Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Electoral Registers

The men eligible to vote fell into various categories and depending on this they were allowed to vote at different types of elections. There were owner voters who usually owned a freehold house. There were occupation voters who occupied, but presumably did not own a property. There were lodgers. Finally there was a small group of men who did not live in the parish or have a house in the parish but they had been “registered by the Revising Barrister to vote at Holt”. Some men may have been able to vote in parliamentary, county and parochial elections. Some in parliamentary or parochial elections but not county. Others may have been able to vote in county and parochial but not parliamentary and lastly some may only have been able to vote in parochial. It may go some way to explain why names are listed at two different addresses.  From 1894 women were allowed to vote in some local elections, but not parliamentary, if they were property owners. This explains the appearance of some women on the following registers.                    

1894-1895             1896                  1897                 1898                  1899                  1900 

Members of Parliament

MP Nominations 2015          MP Nominations 2017


Poll of Freeholders 1772           Poll Book 1818


Concerts and Shows

Magic at the White Hart 1858          Grand Concert 1862          Concerts by the Cremona Musical Union 1863


Trinity Festival 1858          Annual Festivities 1863


Microscope Lecture 1858 

Royal Celebrations                                                                       

Celebrations for the Marriage of the Prince of Wales 1863          

Family Notices

1800-1899                1900-1999


Lewellen Lewis 1863                  Walter Lucas & George Farr 1871                  Francis William Ash 1917

Medical Matters

Wilts County Asylum Admissions 1851-1995

Parish Notables

Vidal Sassoon, Hair Stylist and Entrepreneur - evacuated to Holt during WWII and placed with the Lucas family

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



Holt v Bratton July 1863                   Bratton v Holt August 1863                Holt v Melksham August 1863                 Melksham v Holt September 1863                  Kingsdown, Box v Beaven's Eleven, Holt 1874               


Holt Football Team 1902                 Holt Football Team 1906-1907                  Holt Football Team 1929                  Holt Football Team 1935-1937


Pigeon Shooting Matches 1858-1863


Tennis Club Tournament Advert 1890

Wedding Reports

Elsie Alexander & Reginald Elloway 1917                N. G. M. Forster & Dennis G. F. Darley 1917               Angelin Giddon & Sgt. Loder 1917


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Bradford Union Registration Districts 1836                  Bradford Union Medical Appointments 1842           Election of Guardians of the Poor 1842                  Concert for the Benefit of the Aged Poor 1863



National Probate Index 1858-1966               Sale of Property of Edward Baily, Deceased, 1917

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

John Hall 1632

Parishioners Wills

Edward Lavington Proved 1713                Will & Codicil Extract Jeremiah Godwin 1776-1777


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911 Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918
Egg Collection for Wounded Servicemen 1914-1918 Military Services Tribunals 1914-1918 Congregational School Tribute to Old Boys in the Military 1916
Successful Concert for Xmas Parcels Appeal 1917 Calne & District Casualty Lists WWI Roll of Honour WWI & WWII
War Memorial WWI & WWII    

WWI Casualty Biographies 

Victor Wallace Alford Albert Ash Walter William Ash
Albert Edward Bailey Albert John Lampy Batten  Ernest Brimble
Cecil John Buckland William Clark 1916 Alfred James Davis
Fred Dean Edward Francis Drewett Clement Victor Edwards
William George Edwards Stanley Gosnell Eric Hunt Harding
Charles Edwin Hares William Septimus Harris William George Higgs
William Edward Hodges Reuben Huntley Henry Thomas Hurn
Albert Henry Johnson William Herbert Ladd Wilfred John March
Ralph Hern Morris Herbert Scrine Frank Herbert Smith
Frank Oliver Stokes Harold Frank Barclay Turner Arthur Usher
Harry Vanderstein George Williams

British Red Cross/VAD Volunteers

Nina Forster 1915-1916           Wilda Gee 1916-1919

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