Odstock, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Odstock, a parish in Wiltshire, on an affluent of the river Avon, 2 ¼ miles S of Salisbury station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Salisbury. Acreage, 1295; population, 177. The Earl of Radnor is lord of the manor. Clearbury Ring is an ancient earthwork on the summit of a lofty hill in the S, has an oblong shape, is protected by a single ditch and by a rampart about 40 feet high, has been ascribed generally to the West Saxons-particularly to Cynric, who captured Old Sarum in 552 and commands a very extensive view. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £250. Patron, the Earl of Radnor. The church has an oaken pulpit of the time of Elizabeth.

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


Ancient County Wiltshire
Hundred Cawden and Cadworth
Poor Law union Alderbury

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Odstock, (St. Mary) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Online maps of Odstock are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Newspapers and Periodicals

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