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Fifield Bavant - The OPC is Jane Dick

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Fifield Bavant Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Bowerchalke - Broad Chalke - Ebbesbourne Wake - Fovant - Sutton Mandeville


Websites of Interest

Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for various photographs of St Martin's Church.
University of Leicester's - Website has historical Wiltshire directories.
GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Fifield Bavant.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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. Martin

Protestation Return 1641-1642

Parish Register Transcripts


1813-1850         1851-1910 





Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1696-1991
Marriages 1699-1922
Burials 1696 - 1913


Parish History

Fifield Bavant is one of Wiltshire's smallest parishes, lying in the Chalke Valley between Ebbesbourne Wake and Bower Chalke. It was a separate parish for nearly 800 years, but in 1885 the civil parish lost it's southern part (283 acres) to Bower Chalke and in 1894 the remaining 870 acres north of the River Ebble were annexed to Ebbesborne Wake. The ecclesiastical parish remained until 1923 when the benefice of St Martin (the 12th Century Noman church) was united with St John the Baptist, Ebbesbourne Wake.

One of the Chalke Valley's eight manors listed in Domesday in 1086, it was then called Fifehide - the name seemingly derived from Five Hides, a hide being a unit of measurement used for assessment of land tax payable to the King). By 1463 the manor was recorded as 'Fiffehyde Beaufaunt' when ownership had passed to the Beaufaunt family, later spelt Bavant.  Read more about Fifield Bavant's history

Civil Registration

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


Buildings and Land

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Edmund Ludlow 1625


Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1849           Crime Reports 1850-1899



Post Office 1875          Kellys 1915




Emigration and Migration


Employment and Business

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807                   Gamekeepers Certificates 1834


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables


Accident Reports 1800-1899

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1851          1861          1871          1881          1891          1901

Family Notices

1800-1849          1850-1899

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


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse


Wilton Union Guardians Appointed 1835           Wilton Union Guardians Dinner & Election of Guardians 1870            



1860          1868           1870          1872        



Probate Index 1580-1837

Administration Bonds

Richard Kingsman 1682

Probate Inventories

Richard Kingsman 1682


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918          Why the Poppy



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