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Enford - The OPC is Claire Young

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Enford Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Everley (Everleigh) - Fittleton - Little Bedwyn - Netheravon - Shrewton - Upavon


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Enford.
University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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.
Amesbury Workhouse - For information about Amesbury Workhouse.
Pewsey Workhouse - For information about Pewsey Workhouse.
Vision of Britain - Historical Information about Enford


The Parish Church of All Saints

On the right bank of the River Avon stands the church of All Saints, a large and interesting building with 12th Century nave arcades formed of massive blocks of masonry supporting plain round arches. The chancel arch is of the same date but is pointed. On the north side of the chancel is an octagonal sacristy or vestry - an unusual feature in a country church - probably of the 13th Century.            

All Saints Church Gallery          Church Interior          Churchyard Gallery

A History of All Saints Church          Protestation Return 1641-1642 

Church Officials

New Vicar Appointed 1780         

Parish Register Transcripts







Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1631-1883
Marriages 1633-1946
Burials 1633-1871


Parish History

The History of Enford

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Pewsey Registration District
April 1936 - Present Devizes Registration District


Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873             Sale at Compton Farm 1870          Postcards from Chisenbury and Enford 1937

Inquisitions of Lands Held

Henry Buckerville 1627

Public Houses


The Swan Inn

This was a coaching inn and, after 1742, the tything lands of the parish were controlled by a Mr. Davis, the landlord, who was also the village constable. The Brass Room is decorated with a fine collection of horse brasses and furnishings, farming implements, guns and other relics of a bygone age, and outside the inn is the great spit used to roast a whole ox on the occasion of the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. This was one of the special Coronation events photographed in Wiltshire and included in the Coronation album presented to Her Majesty.


Crime and Legal Matters

Prisons and Prisoners

Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879

General Crime

Crime Reports 1850-1899


Murder of Sgt .W. F. Crouch & Suicide of PC. E .Pike 1913

Swing Riots

Trials 1831


Men Stole Machine Parts 1861               Accused of Stealing Beer 1866



Post Office 1855                Post Office 1875              Kellys 1915




Emigration and Migration

Published in tables from the Poor Law Commissioners Annual Reports for 1835, 1836 and 1847-1848 the following may be of use for tracing missing ancestors. 8 paupers emigrated to Canada under an assisted emigration programme between July 1835 - July 1836

Strays Index


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.

Thomas Adams 1752

General Items

Employment Reports 1850-1899     

Markets and Fairs          

Christmas Fare at Devizes 1870


General Medical Council Registrations 1859-1959


Miscellaneous Documents

Coronation Celebration 1953


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables


George Hitchcock Blake 1932-1935

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1851          1861          1871          1881

Elections, Polls and Voting Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818          Voters List 1832           Poll Book 1865           County Council Election Notice 1925           MP Nominations 2015

Family Notices

1800-1849           1850-1899

Obituaries and Funeral Reports

Obituary & Funeral of Canon Kewley 1950

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


Falstone Day Book 1645-1653


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

For information about the workhouses that covered the Enford parish please see the website section above.

Inmates of Amesbury & Pewsey Workhouses 1841-1901               Pewsey Union Supplies Tender Notice 1846



National Probate Index 1858-1966

Inquisitions Post Mortem

Thomas Jeay 1623                 Giles Tooker (Chisbury) 1627                 Richard Grobham 1630


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911 Roll of Honour Plaque in Lych Gate of All Saint WWi & WWII
Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918 Casualty List 1914-1918 Calne & District Casualty Lists WWI
Casualty List 1939-1945 Remembrance Service & Rededication of the Lych Gate 2014  




Village Gallery

Crime and Legal Matters

Quarter Sessions 1563-1592

Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)

Grove v Maton


Employment and Business

Agriculture and Land

Game Licences 1834 


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

John Birch 1716


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871



Inquisitions Post Mortem

Giles Tooker (Chisbury) 1627



 Falstone Day Book 1645-1653




People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871                 




Employment and Business


Great Sheep Fair 1857


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index 

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