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Wylye photo gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Berwick St. James - Dinton - Fisherton Delamere - Maddington - Steeple Langford - Teffont Magna

Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Wylye.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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. Mary the Virgin

In the valley of that name (Wylye) has a church (St. Mary), mostly perpendicular, restored in 1844. There is a fine east window, consisting of a triplet of lancets, ornamented with dog-tooth and having good corbels. The tower arch is decorated , but the tower is perpendicular. It contains a bell, inscribed '1587. Give thanks to God', while another, presumably older, has a cross with 'Ave Maria'. The very fine Jacobean pulpit with tester, formerly in the old church at Wilton, was presented to Wylye by Lord Herbert, when he built the new church there. The reading-desk and altar-table are also Jacobean. Over the south porch is an old carving of the Crucifixion. The pre-Reformation chalice preserved among the church plate must not be overlooked. it is hall-marked 1525 and corresponds closely with examples at Highworth and at Trinity College, Oxford. [source: The Little Guide, Methuen 1949]

Wyly Protestation Return 1641-1642          Parish Church News 1800-1849          Memorial Window to John Waters 1904           Suspension of Benefice 2018

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1581-1874
Marriages 1581-2002
Burials 1581-1894

Parish Registers in Wilts 1888 

Parish History

Parish News 1750-1799                  Coronation Celebrations 1838                  Statue in River Wylye

Civil Registrations

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


Buildings and Land

Property for Sale 1815                Thomas Clarke's Property Auction 1825                Great Flood 1841                Inclosure Awards abstract 1861                 Owners of Land 1873

Public Houses

The Bell Inn

In the late 1950's early 1960's the inn was scheduled to be preserved as an ancient building.  The inn adjoins the 12th century church.  The bar is decorated with old horse-bells and furnishings; the first church bell was cast in the courtyard.  This was a stop for the London-Exeter coach, the journey taking 19 hours in 1820.  A coach overturned while fording the stream nearby, and the postillion lost his life in a gallant attempt to save the passengers.  The figure in the mill stream marks the spot; the old water mill is still working.

Bell Inn Friendly Society Anniversary Dinner 1898


Railway Branch Line to Open 1856


Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1849 Crime Reports 1850-1899 Bastardy Examinations 1856
Stealing a Purse 1881 Crime Reports 1900-1949   


Post Office 1855           Kellys 1867          Kellys 1903         Kellys 1915



New School Room 1837               National School Annual Treat 1868


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index           Emigration Home Contact Requested 1800 - Present


Employment and Business

Agriculture and Land

Game Licences 1834           Sheep Dipping by Joseph Robinson 1846           Sale of Hereford Oxen 1848           Aspects of the Life of the Wiltshire Agricultural Labourer c1850   


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 Collier 1723          Samuel Rolf 1753           Thomas Street 1719

Wiltshire Society Apprentices

Ronald Budden 1911        


British Postal Services Appointments 1737-1969   


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wilts Friendly Society Annual Meeting 1848


Thomas Coleman 1906

Census Returns Transcripts

1841            1851            1861            1871            1881            1891            1901            1911

Election and Polls

Poll Book 1705          Poll of Freeholders 1772           Poll Book 1818           Voters List 1832          Poll Book 1865           MP Nominations 2015          MP Nominations 2017

Family Notices

1800-1849                  1850-1899              1900-Present

General Notices

Great Wishford Parish Council Meeting 1895

Inquest Reports

Inquest Reports 1800-1849          Inquest Reports 1850-1899          Ambrose Moody 1900           Albert Sparey & Elizabeth Yeates 1888   

Parish Notables      

Robert Fleming Gourlay, 1778-1863, Pamphleteer and Poor Law Reform Campaigner 

Robert Gourlay Letter to the Newspaper 1814



Match v Knoyle 1861           Match v Wishford July 1894


Pigeon Shooting Match 1845                  


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

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



Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Edmund Ludlow 1625          William, Earl of Pembroke 1630

Parishioners Wills

John Perrior Proved 1791         Richard Locke Proved 1792          John Potticary Proved 1806                  William Mead Proved 1829         Henry Mead Proved 1836


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery 

Autumn Manoeuvres 1872 Charge of Purchasing Military Issue Clothing 1914-1918 Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918
Roll of Honour Plaque 1914-1918 Wylye War Memorial Why the Poppy 


Home Guards 1940-1944 



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.

William Wheble 1730



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