Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)
Barford St. Martin with Groveley Wood - Burcombe - Little Langford - South Newton - Stapleford
GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Great Wishford
Great Wishford - Community 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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
Register of One-Place Studies - Great Wishford Entry
The Parish Church of St. Giles
Building & Maintenance
Choir and Bell Ringers
Cost of Your Daily Bread
Set into the churchyard wall at Great Wishford are stones that show the price of bread at various points over the last 200 years. In 1800, it is to be noted that a gallon of bread cost 3s. 4d., while in the next year 1801 the price rose sharply to 3s. 10d. for the same amount. At the start of the 20th century they still sold bread by the gallon costing 10d. in 1904, but 2s. 8d. in 1920 (possibly sold by the pint by this date).
Amongst the Baptism Entries in the Parish Register we find an entry on February 20th 1720 - Mary, daughter of John Blake and Rebecka Down; this couple pretend they were married by a groom or aleseller at Mitford about 2 months before her delivery.
Incumbents and Rectors
Gifts for Rector & His Wife 1867 Death of Rev. MacDonald 1928
Miscellaneous Church Items
Parish Register Transcripts
Parish Registers held at WSHC
Books About Wishford
Great Wishford, The making of a Wiltshire Village written by Tim Garraway Jones and published by Waterlane Books.
Wishford Station written by Terry Waldron and published by Bretwalda Books.
Celebrations & Customs
1837 - April 1936 Wilton Registration District
April 1936 - Present Salisbury Registration District
Buildings and Land
|Beehive House||Chedworth Monument||Churchyard Bread Stones||Eagle Cottage|
|Granary, Wishford Farm||Milestone near Royal Oak Inn||1, 2, 3, 4 South Street||Stable, Wishford Farm|
|Stoford Bridge||Yew Tree Cottage|
Crime and Legal Matters
Trespass and Wilful Damage
General Education Items
Pupils and Scholars
Teachers and Assistants
Emigration and Migration
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.
Wiltshire Society Apprentices
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies
Benefit & Friendly Societies
Culture & Traditions
Census Return Transcripts
Elections and Polls
|Inquest Reports 1800-1849||Thomas Simper 1823||Inquest Reports 1850-1899|
|Frederick Goodfellow 1860||Catharine Slow 1862||John Trubridge 1866|
|Peter Smith 1867||Fatal Railway Accident 1874||John Morris Lacey 1940|
Personal Research Items
Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - These items were 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 references to Quaker entries may be found from across the county.
Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse
Guardians of the Poor
War Time Relief
Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held
Property Sales for Probate
War, Conflict and Military Matters
General Military Items
Casualties of WWI
War Memorials and Books of Remembrance