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Britford with East Harnham - The OPC is Linda Robson

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Britford Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (Our Neighbours)

Alderbury with Clarendon Park - Coombe Bissett - Fisherton Anger - Homington - Nunton & Bodenham - Odstock - Salisbury - West Harnham


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Britford & East Harnham
University of Leicester's - Website has 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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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.


The Parish Church of St. Peter

St. Peter Church Gallery

Notes from the Parish Registers          Britford & East Harneham Protestation Record 1641-1642               Church Matters 1700-1799          Church Matters 1800-1849        

Parish Register Transcripts



Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1587-1935
Marriages 1573-1991
Burials 1572-1989


Parish History

The Parish includes the tything of East Harnham and the hamlet of Longford. An annual sheep fare was held on the 12th of August each year.

An Historic Link - Britford & The Battle of Hastings

Civil Registration

1837 - 1896 Alderbury Registration District
1896 - Present Salisbury Registration District


Buildings and Land

Agriculture and Land

Sale of Late Reverend Hill's Livestock 1868              Foot & Mouth Disease 1924-1925


Owners of Land 1873 

Land Tax

Appointment of Select Commissioners for Land and Assessed Taxes 1842

Property Sales

Property Auction Sale 1780        


Crime and Legal Matters


Straw Fold Burnt by Arson 1870


Unfounded Charge of Assault 1872


Bastardy Examinations 1792-1848

General Items

Crime Reports 1800-1849                  Crime Reports 1850-1899 


Wolf Myers 1767


Attempted Suicide Charhe 1890


Caught in Possession of Stolen Leather 1813                 Theft of Canvas Bags 1851                  Wanted for Sheep Stealing 1881



Pigots 1830          Post Office 1855          Post Office 1875         Kellys 1915           Post Office Telephone 1940 



A National School was established in Britford from 1853

School History 1853-2010


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Agriculture and Land

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807          Agriculture Report 1847          Great Sheep Fair 1857 


Daniel Bezley 1720          John Curtis 1717         John Francis 1756

Wiltshire Society Apprentices

John G. Frampton 1859                James Alexander Frampton 1870


British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969




Nurse - Charlotte Matilda Case 1890

Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations, Societies & Sporting Events

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871                   Wiltshire Friendly Society Anniversary 1851


Defeat of Napoleon 1814

Census Returns Transcripts


Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818           Poll Book 1865          MP Nominations 2015           MP Nominations 2017        

Family Notices

1700-1799           1800-1849          1850-1899          1900-1949               


Coroners Bills 1752-1796

Medical Matters

Measles Epidemic 1787

Parish Notables

August Welby Northmore Pugin, Architect


Tax List 1332            Falstone Day Book 1645-1653           


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

The Alderbury Union Workhouse was situated in the hamlet of Longford.  (See Tab below)

Appointment of Overseers

1860          1868       1870          1872



Probate Index 1766 (WSHC)

Estate Notices

Tristram Huddlestone Jervoise 1795


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials and Military Gallery

Why the Poppy  


Casualty Biographies of WWI            Roll of Honour Plaque 1914-1918            Church Roll of Honour 1914-1918 (Dogdean)


Casualties of WWII buried in St. Peter's Churchyard 



East Harnham

East Harnham Photo Gallery

The Parish Church of All Saints

Churchyard Gallery

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1855-1999
Marriages 1854-1976
Burials 1854-1946

Parish History

Civil Registration

1837 - 1896 Alderbury Registration District
1896 - Present Salisbury Registration District

Buildings and Land

Common Cold Research Unit 1946-1989

East Harnham's claim to fame has got to be the Harvard Isolation Hospital. Originally it was built because the Americans thought the outbreak of WWII would mean epidemics in England. This did not happen, so this hutted hospital was donated to the Medical Research Council, who decided to open it as the Common Cold Research Unit. It existed from 1946-1989. There is now a housing estate where this hospital once stood appropriately named Harvard Heights.

The unit advertised for volunteers, who were paid a small amount, it was promoted as an unusual holiday opportunity! People were infected with the cold virus and stayed for 10 days. They were allowed to go out for walks in the countryside but residential areas were out of bounds. Some people came back year after year, and others liked the area so much they sold up and moved to Salisbury.

There is a photo in the East Harnham gallery of the plaque that is on the wall where the entrance to the hospital used to be.

East Harnham Bridge

Toll Charges 1413

St. John's Chapel

Read a little about the History of the Chapel   Images of the building as it is now can be seen in the East Harnham Photogallery

Crime and Legal Matters

Food and Drink

Prosecution of Dairyman 1898


Refusal to Vaccinate 1899


Sad Occurrence 1878           Charge of Attempted Suicide 1890

Unsocial Behaviour

Disturbance at Harnham 1857           


Post Office 1855


Education News 1850-1899

Emigration and Migration

Strays Index

Employment and Business

Miscellaneous Documents

Mrs. Ridout and the Coombe Express

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Associations, Clubs, Organisations & Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871       

People and Parish Notables

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772 (includes West Harnham)          Poll Book 1818     

Family Notices  


Inquest Reports

Unknown Baby 1906 John Davies 1874 Baby Eldridge 1877 Job Gale 1846 William Goodfellow 1912 Edwin Jarvis 1878
Ann Parsons 1871 William Pearce 1869        


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

Alderbury Union Workhouse is situated in the hamlet of Longford



Probate Index 1669-1877 (WSHC)               National Probate Index 1858-1966

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Boer War

Reservists Leave for the Front 1899

Royal Navy

Deserters in Australian Newspapers 1877


Casualties of WWI Buried in All Saints Churchyard Casualties of WWI Commemorated on All Saints Church War Memorial Plaque
Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918 Casualties of WWII Buried in All Saints Churchyard
Casualty Biographies

Horace Frank Brown Dredge 1914




Longford Photo Gallery

Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873

Crime and Legal Matters

Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)

Gauntlett v Marshe, Marshman & Davis

Employment and Business

Game Licenses 1834          Aviator Certificate - Anthony Pleydell Bouverie 1929

People and Parish Notables

Family Notices

1700-1799          1850-1899

People News

People of Longford Castle 1700 - Present


Tax List 1332

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Alderbury Union Elected Guardians 1835

The workhouse was situated here but was know as the Alderbury (Salisbury) Union

Workhouse Photo Gallery

Poor Law Items

Overseers 1859-1872


Short History of the Alderbury Union Workhouse                Workhouse News 1800-1899               Queen Victoria Coronation Celebrations 1838                 Workhouse Menu and Allowances 1841               Workhouse Audit 1858         

Workhouse Crime

Offences Committed in the Workhouse 1835-1850                Stealing from the Workhouse 1868               Burglary at the Workhouse 1878

Workhouse Inquest Reports

John Fryer 1901                 George Winter 1906

War, Conflict and Military Matters

V.A.D. & Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1918



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