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Tilshead - OPC Vacancy

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Tilshead photo gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Chitterne All Saints - Imber - Maddington - Market Lavington - Orcheston St. George - Orcheston St. Mary - West Lavington

 

Websites

GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Tilshead
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories

 

The Parish Church of St. Thomas a Becket

By the source of the River Till, deep within Salisbury Plain, lies Tilshead with an interesting church of which the most noteworthy feature is its massive 13th century tower set in the middle of the building but lacking the transepts of a cruciform church.  The nave is 12th century with massive square piers and plain arches.  There is a Norman Font  The church is faced with the combination of stone and flint characteristic of the Wiltshire chalk country.

Protestation Return 1641-1642          Church Re-opening 1846          Ecclesiastical Intelligence September 1846 

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1664-1991
Marriages 1664-1999
Burials 1664-1994

       

Parish History

Civil Registration

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

 

Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873                Outbreak of Swine Fever 1892

Floods

Great Flood 1841               Great Flood on the Plain               Great Flood Damage 1841                Great Flood Damage Repairs Estimates 1841 

Public Houses

Public Houses Gallery            

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1849               Bastardy Examinations 1837-1859               Accused of Poaching 1864                Trespassing for Rabbits 1890         

Robbers Stone Inscription

"This monument is erected to record the awful end of  a highway robber who fell dead on this spot in attempting to escape his pursuers, after robbing Mr Dean of Imber, in the evening of October 21st 1839, and was buried at Chitterne without Funeral Rites. The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them. Prov 21, 7.  His three companions in Iniquity, Thomas Saunders, George Water and Richard Harris were captured and sentenced at the ensuing Quarter Sessions at Devizes to transportation for the Term of Fifteen Years.  Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished. Prov 11, 21"

A further stone was erected at the point of capture of the accomplices; images of the stones can be viewed in the main photo gallery

 

Directories

Post Office 1855             Gillmans 1899          Kellys 1915

 

Education

Diocesan Board of Education Meeting 1874

 

Emigration and Migration

 

Employment and Business

British Postal Services Appointments 1737-1969

 

Miscellaneous Documents

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

 

People and Parish Notables

Accidents

Shocking Accident 1846           

Census Returns Transcripts  

1851           1861

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818           Poll Book 1865           MP Nominations 2015           MP Nominations 2017      

Family Notices

Family Notices Undated           Family Notices 1800-1849               1900 - Present 

Wedding Reports

Major Perkins & Miss Gurdon 1948

 

Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Amesbury Union Guardians Appointed 1835

 

Probate

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Giles Tooker 1627      William, Earl of Pembroke 1630

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Why the Poppy           Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911                      Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918

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