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Sutton Mandeville Village Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Ebbesbourne Wake - Fifield Bavant - Fovant - Swallowcliffe - Teffont Evias - Tisbury


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Sutton Mandeville
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
Sutton Mandeville Parish Council -Website for Parish Council
Old Maps - Historical Map archive showing 


The Parish Church of All Saints

All Saints Church Gallery                   All Saints Interior                   All Saints Churchyard

Rectors of Sutton Mandeville List 1130-1984 Incumbents List 1547-1832 Sutton Mandefeild Protestation Return 1641-1642
Lunacy of Rev. Thomas Talbot 1826 Church Appointments 1840-1842 Petition for Abolition of Church Rates 1860
Proposed Changes to Church Building 1861-1863 Re-opening of All Saints Church 1862 Anti-ritual Meeting in Salisbury 1867
Meeting for Election of Synodsmen 1871 Church Matters 1900-1999 Villagers Launch Church Appeal 2003

Church Memorials & Windows

>Rev. Henry Fricker Plaque 1792 King Family Plaque 1820-1837 Rev. James Hibberd & Family Plaque 1822-1831
Samuel & Mary Bracher Plaque 1830 & 1851 Mary & Catherine Wyndham 1847 & 1850 Mary Bracher for Distribution of Coal Plaque 1848
Altar Window by John Wyndham, Rector 1876 Sarah & Nora Walter Window 1890 & 1935 Rev. Guy Julian Bridges 1903
Jemima & T. Bracher Plaque 1912 & 1919 Reginald Denys Wyndham Plaque 1949  

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1654-1974
Marriages 1654-1995
Burials 1654-1984


Parish History

Sutton Mandeville lies in the south west of the Wiltshire county. It is approximately 11 miles west of Salisbury, off the A30.

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Tisbury Registration District
April 1936 - January 1978 Mere Registration District
January 1978 - present Salisbury Registration District


Population Figures 1801-2001


Buildings and Land

Domesday Book Entry           UK Land Tax Redemption 1798           Repairs to Bridges 1844-1872           Foot and Mouth Disease 1872 & 1924           A Solar Phenomenon 1902

Ancient Monuments

Sutton Mandeville has 4 Ancient Monuments listed. Ancient Monuments List

Listed Buildings

Grade I - Buildings of outstanding architectural or historic interest

No entries listed for this category within the parish

Grade II* - Buildings are particularly important and of more than special interest

All Saint Church

Grade II - Buildings are nationally important and of special interest
Bealing Monuments in Churchyard Bonds Bracher Monument in Churchyard
Church Farmhouse Churchyard Sundial Elm Tree Cottage
Manor Farmhouse Milestone East of Manor Farm Old Rectory
Snook Monument in Churchyard Sutton Mandeville Mill Tanners

Properties For Auction, Let or Sale

Angel Cottage Bailey Hill Farm Buxbury Farm
Glebe Cottage Oakhill House Old Malt House
Wyndhams Cottage    

Public Houses

Bell Inn or Cribbage Hut
Notice for Old Cribbage Hut Slate Club Dinner & Fete 1921 & 1926 Cribbage Hut Slate Club 1925 Cribbage Hut to be Replaced 1934
Cribbage Hut Licensing 1934 Cribbage Hut New Hotel Open 1935 Cribbage Hut Advertisement 1935

Crime and Legal Matters

Wilts Quarter Sessions 1640 Wilts Quarter Sessions 1728-1890/td> James Mitchell Assassinator 1814
Committed to Fisherton Gaol 1815-1847 Committed to Devizes House of Corrections 1823-1869 Two Pigs Stolen 1828
Reward for Information on Fire 1834 Fire at Stable Owned by Rev. Knatchbull 1837 Committed to Gaol (Unspecified) 1837-1872
Henry Snook Charge with Stealing Potatoes 1839 Fines Incurred for Crime 1846-1872 Larkham v. Davis 1848
Herbert Johnson Charged with Theft 1849 Herbert Johnson & Joshua Jerrard Burglary Charge 1850  
Crime Reports 1850-1899 William Harding Charged with Theft 1851 Assault by Russell, Hoskins & Bricknell 1855
Charles & Alfred Johnson Breaking & Entering Charge 1858 John Gray to Keep The Peace 1868-1870 Assault by James Singleton 1869
James Charlton Charged with Stealing Iron 1870 William Lang Charge with Stealing a Horse 1870 Trespassing for Rabbits 1870-1872
Ann Johnson Using Abusive Language 1871 Furious Driving 1872 Stealing a Duck 1872
Bicycle Thefts 1928    


Bastardy Examinations 1850-1855          Bastardy Examinations 1850-1860

Infamous Criminals

Rev. Thomas Rosewell (1630 - 1692)

Rev. Thomas Rosewell was Rector of Sutton Mandeville from 1657 - 1662 but ejected by the Uniformity Act.   His fame rests on his sensational trial for High Treason in 1684, after a sermon that he peached on 14th September, 1684.   He was convicted by "Hanging" Judge Jefferies but later pardoned by the King.

James Mitchell - Murderer

James Mitchell was born at Sutton Mandeville & worked as a Labourer for Mr. Edward Bracher, also of Sutton Mandeville.  James Mitchell murdered Miss Mary Welchman, in London, in 1814 and was apprehended at Sutton Mandeville a short while later by Mr. Bracher who had read about the murder in the newspaper.  James Mitchell was charged and arraigned at the Old Bailey where he was convicted.  He was executed, by hanging, on 19th September, 1814 at Newgate.

James Mitchell Murderer 1814           Old Bailey Proceedings           Newspaper Articles

Transportation to Australia

3 men are listed from the parish as transportees they are:- 

Herbert Johnson in 1850 for 10 years                   William Harding in 1844 for 10 years                    William Russell (year not found) for 4 years



Post Office 1849 Post Office 1855 Post Office 1859 Harrods 1865 Kellys 1867 Post Office 1875
Kellys 1880 Kellys 1889 Kellys 1895 Kellys 1898 Kellys 1903 Kellys 1907
Kellys 1911 Browns 1912  Kellys 1915  Kellys 1920  Kellys 1927  Kellys 1936 



Emigration and Migration

Strays Index

Assisted Emigration

Amelia Batten (nee Payne) 1854                Job Payne 1854

Overseas Travel

Richard Biddicombe 1638 

Employment and Business

UK Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices 1700-1811                British Postal Appointments 1737-1969                  Game Lists & Gamekeepers 1801-1859                Game Licenses 1834


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Primitive Methodists Camp Meeting 1866


People and Parish Notables


Accident Involving Mr. Stone 1851                    Accident Involving Henry Yates 1869                  Accident Involving George Bracher 1870

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871                   Romsey Reading Society - Miss Marsh (Singer) 1871


Insolvent Debtor William O'Brien 1811                  Bankruptcy of Hibberd & Marsh 1867 & 1880                  Receiver Appointed for Richard Green 1939

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


Salisbury Christmas Show 1869                  

Family Notices

1758-1849                   1850-1899

General Items

South & West Wilts Puppy Show 1889                    E. Martin is Missing 1896                  Life Barony Awarded to Baron Brook 2001

Inquest Reports

Numbers of Inquests Held Over Last 4 Years 1840

Unnamed Infant 1839
Stephen Boswell 1838
Job Dorrington 1914
Sarah Ellis 1849
Ann Feltham 1872
Esther Furnell 1853
Henry Snook 1842
Henry Thick 1843
John Turner 1847
James Yeates 1909
Isaac Yeats 1837


Skittles Competition 1842                   Stag Hunt 1853 & 1871


Tax List 1332           


Marriage Festivities of William Newman & Francis Wyndham 1870


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Sutton Mandeville came under the jurisdiction of Tisbury Union. Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, usually one representing a constituent parish. Their roles were to administered poor relief such as money, food and clothing as part of the Poor Law system. Usually Churchwardens or Landowners were selected for these roles.

Wiltshire Removal Orders 1670-1890
Guardians of the Poor 1847 Paupers Listed in Census 1851
Non-payment of Poor Rates - Robert Larkham 1872     


Donations for Floods at Shrewton 1841                  Contributions to Salisbury Infirmary 1851



Probate Index at WSHC 1550-1879 UK Extracted Probate Wills (Canterbury) 1656 UK Death Duty Registers 1796-1811
Images of Will of Samuel Bracher 1830 William Wyndham Probate Notice 1862  


Parishioners Wills

Samuel Bracher Written 1830                   Emma Hibberd Proved 1849


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Sutton Mandeville Military Gallery

Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services 1873-1896                 Records of Armed Forces - Army 1890-1945                    Sale of Royal Field Artillery Camp 1920


Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918 Church WWI Roll of Honour Plaque Western Australians in Camp 1918
Central Queenslander Contacts 1918    
Casualty Biographies of WWI

Summary Table of Casualties of WWI

George Bracher John Coombes George Cross
Reginald Job Dorrington James Mullins Henry G. Sanger
John Viney    
Biographies of Men Who Served and Survived

Frederick Mullins             Frederick Edward Spencer

Sutton Mandeville Army Camp

At the outbreak of WWI there became an urgent need to accommodate the increasing requirements for Military Training & Transit camps. Towards the end of 1914, John Combes, of East Farm at Fovant, was informed that part of his land was to be requisitioned for one such camp. Subsequently, land to the east and west of his farm was also commandeered and an area stretching from Compton Chamberlayne to Sutton Mandeville became one vast Military Camp. A single track railway connected the camps to the main line. It is believed that Sutton Mandeville had 3 Camps during WWI.

Regiments Known to have been based at Sutton Mandeville during WWI include:- 3/7th (City of London) London Regiment  -  Devonshire Regiment - 53rd (Young Soldier) Battalion - basic recruit training unit (part of 8th Reserve Brigade)  -  37th Battalion Australian Imperial Force 

Map showing Army Camps that stretched from Sutton Mandeville through Fovant & to Compton Chamberlayne

Sutton Mandeville Military Badges

During WWI, whilst stationed in the Army Camps located on Salisbury Plain, soldiers from the British, New Zealand and Australian Forces cut their Regimental Badges into the chalk hills above their camps. Fovant is well known for its Regimental Badges. Two military badges were cut into Sutton Down by the Royal Warwickshire Regiment & the 7th (City of London) Battalion of the London Regiment (known as the "Shiny Seventh").

Regimental Badges 1929 Campaign to Preserve Landmarks 2001 Military Badges 2003
Will We Remember Them? 2013    


Church WWII Roll of Honour Plaque                 Fighting Sullivans 1942

Casualty Biographies

Summary Table of Casualties of WWII

Edgar Mullins                  Ronald Mullins                 Kenneth Taylor

War Graves of WWI & WWII

Sutton Mandeville War Graves Gallery

Sutton Mandeville has three War Graves - 2 from WWI both located in Churchyard and 1 from WWII which is located in the cemetery.

George Joseph Barnett/Barrett WWI                   Richard Thomas Perks WWI                  John Lamb WWII


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