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West Harnham - The OPC is Brian Fisk

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West Harnham Photo Gallery

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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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.

West Harneham Protestation Return 1641-1642              Church Matters 1800-1899                 New Priest Ordained by Bishop of Salisbury 1861

Parish Register Transcripts


1567-1837          1837-1881


1589-1837          1589-1837


1567-1749          1750-1837

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

Baptisms 1567-1972
Marriages 1568-2012
Burials 1567-1956


Parish History

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.

Civil Registers

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


Buildings and Land

Harnham Hill

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 Mill

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.  

Public Houses

New Publican for the Three Crowns 1836

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)

Alford v Martin



Pigots 1830          Post Office 1855                Post Office 1867



Schoolmistress Wanted 1861


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Agriculture and Land

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807             Employment of the Poor in Road Building 1817                Gamekeepers Certificates 1834               Gamekeepers Certificates 1846


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 Curtis 1717


British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Roman Catholicism

Papists Oath of Allegiance 1792


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery           People Gallery Who's Who

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Women's Institute Harnham Meeting 1951                   Harnham Players' Passion Play 1952        

Census Returns Transcripts   

1841          1851          1861          1871          1881          1891           1901           1911                                                 

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

Inquest Reports 1800-1849                 Mary Morris 1839           


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Alderbury Union Elected Guardians 1835            Workhouse Audit 1858   

Appointment of Overseers

1860            1868       1870          1872



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

Why the Poppy        

Boer War

Reservists Leave for the Front 1899

Royal Navy

Deserters in Australian Newspapers 1877


Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918                  V.A.D. & Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1918



We would like to thank Jean Barnwell for her efforts as OPC for this parish 


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