Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)
Britford - Coombe Bissett - Fugglestone St Peter with Bemerton - Netherhampton - Salisbury
Websites of Interest
GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and West Harnham.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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. George
The church dates back from Norman times and was built/rebuilt in 1115, the date when Henry I signed the charter granting certain churches to Salisbury Cathedral. St Georges being one of them. The Chancel was lengthened in the 13th century and in the 14th century the Trinity/Jervoise Chapel - now known as The Lady Chapel was built. The Tower mostly 19th century is probably on the site of the original tower. William Butterfield led its dramatic restoration in 1873-4.
Parish Register Transcripts
For look-ups on Marriages, Baptisms & Burials 1567-1837, please e-mail me via the Contact Us Tab at the top of the page Transcriptions Please note that the baptisms & marriages transcripts above are in alphabetical order marriages being sorted into bride and groom hence the two sets of marriages for the same dates
Parish Registers held at WSHC
West Harnham is approximately 0.5 miles from Salisbury. It is split into two halves - East Harnham and West Harnham and they are connected by Ayleswade bridge which was built in 1244 to ease traffic congestion.
1837 - 1896 Alderbury Registration District
1896 - Present Salisbury Registration District
Buildings and Land
Is a chalk escarpment which rises steeply to the south of Salisbury Cathedral. On the northern slope it comprises of woodland which includes Harnham Chalk pit which is a site of special scientific interest. From the top of the hill you get fantastic views of the Cathedral and the water meadows.
Harnham Has several listed buildings. A Grade 1 listed building is Harnham Mill dating from 12th century and still has some details around some doors and windows dating back to 1250. The building was converted in 16th century from ecclesiastical use to Wiltshire's first paper mill when the River Nadder was diverted to flow under it. It is now a hotel.
Crime and Legal Matters
|Robbery at the House of Mrs. Stent 1775||John White's House Broken Into 1812||Bastardy Examinations 1820-1822|
|Robbers Break into the Three Crowns 1830||Sheep Stealers Discovered in West Harnham 1837||Crime Reports 1850-1899|
|Nursing Mother Assaulted 1883|
Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)
Emigration and Migration
Employment and Business
Agriculture and Land
Apprentice records published here may not necessarily mean that the apprentice was from the parish but was apprenticed to a master within the parish.
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies
Census Returns Transcripts
Elections and Polls
Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse
Appointment of Overseers
Probate Index 1849-1860 (WSHC)
Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held
|Alan de Plokenet 1299||Nicholas de Kyngestone 1323||Roger Langley 1630|
|Edward Blacker Lunatic 1647|
War, Conflict and Military Matters
We would like to thank Jean Barnwell for her efforts as OPC for this parish