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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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
Parish Register Transcripts
Parish Registers Held at WSHC
Burials 1696 - 1913
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
1837 - April 1936 Wilton Registration District
April 1936 - Present Salisbury Registration District
Buildings and Land
Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held
Crime and Legal Matters
Emigration and Migration
Employment and Business
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Census Returns Transcripts
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
War, Conflict and Military Matters