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Alton (Priors) - The OPC Is Duncan McBurney

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Alton Priors Photo Gallery

The Parish Church of All Saints

In the heart of the Vale of Pewsey are the twin churches of Alton Priors and Alton Barnes. All Saints is a dignified building with a wide nave, a 12th Century chancel arch and a pleasant west tower. Inside the church is a brass plate to William Button showing the gates of heaven; in the churchyard, stands a yew tree said to be 1700 years old. Sadly, the church is no longer in use.               

All Saints Church Gallery              Inside All Saints Church                All Saints Churchyard Gallery

A Short History of the Church and Village          Churches Conservation Trust

Parish Register Transcripts

Baptisms

1604-1851 

Marriages

1605-1855 

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1664-1976
Marriages 1702-1961
Burials 1664-1984

Look Ups for Baptisms and Burials up to 1837 can be requested from the OPC (Duncan McBurney) via the Contact Us Tab at the top of the Home Page

 

Parish History

Alton Priors was a former chapelry of Overton and includes the tything of West Stowel.

 

Buildings and Land

 

Crime and Legal Matters

 

Directories

Post Office 1855          Post Office 1859          Kellys 1867          Post Office 1875           Gillmans 1899          Gillmans 1900        Kellys 1903           Kellys 1907           Kellys 1915           Kellys 1931

 

Education

 

Emigration and Migration

Parish Strays Index

 

Employment and Business

Metropolitan Police Pensions Record - John Bailey 1855-1870 

 

Miscellaneous Documents

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

 

People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871

Census Returns Transcripts

1851        1861          

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818          Voters List 1832

Family Notices

1750-1799              

Taxes

Knight Compositions 1628       

 

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Pewsey Union Supplies Tender Notice 1846

 

Probate

Nation Probate Index 1858-1966

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

William, Earl of Pembroke 1630

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918                Alton Barnes & Alton Priors Roll of Honour Plaque

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