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Upton Scudamore - OPC Vacancy

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Upton Scudamore Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Corsley - Warminster with Christchurch - Westbury



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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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


Parish Church of St. Mary The Virgin

St. Mary Interior

Parish Register Transcripts

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1654-1899
Marriages 1654-1837
Burials 1654-1992


Parish History

Upton Scudamore is a beautiful village on the main road between Warminster and Westbury. The parish at one time also included Thoulstone and Hisomley. Thoulstone moved to Westbury in 1844 and Hisomley to the new parish of Chapmanslade in 1934.     The village is named after the Scudamore family; they lived at the Manor House of Upton from around the Conquest to the 15th Century. The lands were then sold to the Hungerford family who added it to their sheep rearing estate located at Heytesbury.     The Hungerford family ran the Manor until it was then let to the Temple family of Bishopstrow in 1662. The Temples purchased more of the surrounding land, and stayed in the Manor until the 20th century.     In the Domesday Survey of 1086, Upton was a very prosperous village with a population of around 225. It also mentions that the largest holdings in the village belonged to Alfred of Marlborough and was worth £9; it was this land that eventually passed to the Hungerfords.

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Warminster Registration District

Newspapers covering Upton Scudamore

Salisbury Journal 1738 - 1860's
Sherbourne Mercury 1737 - 1867
Somerset & Wiltshire Journal 1855 - 1925
Trowbridge Advertiser 1855 - 1874
Trowbridge Chronicle 1861 - 1906
Warminster Herald 1857 - 1893
Warminster Journal 1881 - Present
Wiltshire Independent 1836 - 1876
Wiltshire News 1909 - 1955
Wiltshire Times 1880 - Present

Population Figures

Population Figures 1801 - 2011


Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873


Crime and Legal Matters



Kellys 1889               Kellys 1915




Emigration and Migration 

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Wilts Society Apprentice Arthur Daniels 1877

Agriculture and Land

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807                 Gamekeepers Certificates 1834                Shepherd Prizes 1886                 Threshing Machine Accident 1866


British Postal Services Appointments 1737-1969     

Emergency Services

James Dewey, Police Constable 1814-1872


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts


Election and Polls 

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Poll Book 1818            Poll Book 1865             Voters left off County Council Lists 1890                MP Nominations 2015

Family Notices

Life Events from Warminster Parish Magazine 1901                  Life Events from Warminster Parish Magazine 1902

Inquest Reports

Inquest Reports 1800-1849                  Clement Rowland Daniells 1874


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Medical Tenders Requested 1841



Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Walter Vaughan 1640


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Military Gallery

Why the Poppy

Boer War


Thomas Austin Brown 1901


Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918



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