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Boscombe - The OPC is Rob Edmunds

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Contiguous Parishes (Our Neighbours)

Allington - Amesbury - Idmiston - Nether Wallop (HAM) - Newton Tony - Over Wallop (HAM) - Winterslow


Websites of Interest

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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
Village website - Village news shared with Allington
University of Leicester - Historical Trade Directories for Boscombe


The Parish Church of St. Andrew

The Parish Church of St. Andrew dates from the 14th Century. It is constructed from stone and flint with a small wooden belfry.

John Kent, Squire of Boscombe (died 1727) is buried in the transept of the church. He built four almshouses in the village and in his will endowed them with a payment of twenty four pounds per annum for the maintenance of four poor people, two widows and two widowers, chosen from the parishes of Boscombe and Winterbourne Dauntsey but Boscombe preferred.

Protestation Return of 1641-1642                  Church Matters 1800-1899

Parish Register Transcripts


1695-1782          1784-1825          1826-1906         1910-1936          1939-1992


1695-1754          1754-1837          1837-1905


1698-1775      1784-1821          1822-1992

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1696-1992
Marriages 1696-1988
Burials 1698-1992



Parish History

Boscombe is one of a string of small villages along the River Bourne to the North of Salisbury and near the Hampshire border.

Civil Registration

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


Buildings and Land


Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1849



Post Office 1855               Post Office 1875               Kellys 1915                 Kellys 1931             Post Office Telephone 1940




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business

From Shoemaker to Builders Merchant

In the early days Boscombe was a farming community and, apart from the Rector, most villagers were agricultural labourers.  Gradually this changed as can be seen from the Baptism Records. Though this list is based on only of those parishioners who had children baptised in the local church, it gives an indication as to the change of occupations in the village.     Shoemaker to Builders Merchant 1813-1991


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871               

Census Returns Transcripts

1841           1851

Elections and Polls

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


Falstone Day Book 1645-1653          


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Amesbury Union Guardians Appointed 1835



1860          1868         1870           1872




War, Conflict and Military Matters

Why the Poppy                   Diocese of Salisbury Remembrance Book 1914-1918                Casualty Biographies of WWI 


Service Absentees

John James Coupe 1914

Royal Air Force

Air Accident 1939


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