The Parish Church of All Saints
Parish Registers held at WSHC
1837 - 1896 Alderbury Registration District
1896 - Present Salisbury Registration District
Buildings and Land
Common Cold Research Unit 1946-1989
East Harnham's claim to fame has got to be the Harvard Isolation Hospital. Originally it was built because the Americans thought the outbreak of WWII would mean epidemics in England. This did not happen, so this hutted hospital was donated to the Medical Research Council, who decided to open it as the Common Cold Research Unit. It existed from 1946-1989. There is now a housing estate where this hospital once stood appropriately named Harvard Heights.
The unit advertised for volunteers, who were paid a small amount, it was promoted as an unusual holiday opportunity! People were infected with the cold virus and stayed for 10 days. They were allowed to go out for walks in the countryside but residential areas were out of bounds. Some people came back year after year, and others liked the area so much they sold up and moved to Salisbury.
There is a photo in the East Harnham gallery of the plaque that is on the wall where the entrance to the hospital used to be.
St. John's Chapel
Read a little about the History of the Chapel Images of the building as it is now can be seen in the East Harnham Photogallery
Crime and Legal Matters
Emigration and Migration
Employment and Business
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Elections, Polls and Voters Lists
Personal Research Items
Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - This item was donated by Ken Tuck and contains entries that may or may not relate to the Tuck family however they have been published as such. Many refer to Quaker burials found across the county
Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse
Alderbury Union Workhouse is situated in the hamlet of Longford
War, Conflict and Military Matters
|Casualties of WWI Buried in All Saints Churchyard||Casualties of WWI Commemorated on All Saints Church War Memorial Plaque|
|Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918||Casualties of WWII Buried in All Saints Churchyard|