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Berwick St. James - OPC Vacancy

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Berwick St. James Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Maddington - Stapleford - Steeple Langford - Wilsford - Winterbourne Stoke - Woodford - Wylye


Websites of Interest

Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for images of St James Church
GenUKI - For information on Berwick St. James
University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories
Berwick St, James - Village Website
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies 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. James

Barwick St. James Protestation Return 1641-1642          Suspension of Benefice 2018     

Parish Register Transcripts


1700-1799          1800-1849


1700-1899 (With Gaps)


1801 - Present 

Please note that the Burials file 1801-Present in incomplete

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1731-1987
Marriages 1746-1994
Burials 1731-1992



Parish History

Berwick St. James lies upstream of Stapleford.  The church has humble architecture but possesses an unusual 15th century stone pulpit originally set in the north wall of the nave in the fashion of  monastic refectories; the church once belonged to Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire.  The chancel is well proportioned with lancet windows in a 12th century doorway.  The tower is dated 1670 and provides an excellent example of the respect paid, even at such a late date, to the architectural style embodied in medieval churches.

Civil Registration

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


Buildings and Land

Property Sales

Property Sale 1789


Crime and Legal Matters



Post Office 1867         Kellys 1867         Post Office 1875         Kellys 1915




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business


Great Sheep Fair 1857


Miscellaneous Documents

Shroving Song


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Women's Institute Branch News 1915 - Present                   Brownies Celebrate 100 Years 2014

Census Returns Transcripts

1841           1851          1861          1871          1881

Elections and Polls

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

Family Notices



Inquest Reports 1800-1849


Falstone Day Book 1645-1653


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

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

Appointment of Overseers

1860         1868          1870            1872



General Items

National Probate Index 1858-1966

Inquisitions of Lands Held

Richard Grobham 1630


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Why the Poppy                  WWI Casualty - Walter Foyle



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