Alderbury, Wiltshire

Description

Alderbury, a village, a parish, and a hundred in Wilts. The village stands on the river Avon, near the Salisbury branch of the South-western railway, 3 miles SE of Salisbury. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Salisbury. The parish comprises 2242 acres of land and 23 of water; population of civil parish, 678; of ecclesiastical parish of Alderbury St Mary, 877. Alderbury House, in the vicinity of the village, was built of materials from the ancient belfry of Salisbury Cathedral. Ivy Church, some remains of which exist on an eminence near the village, was an Augustinian priory founded by King Stephen. The living of Alderbury is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is excellent. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Churches

Details of the places of worship in Alderbury, and their records, can be found on the following pages:


Maps

Old maps of Alderbury are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.