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Erlestoke, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Earlstoke or Erlestoke, a parish in Wilts, near the north border of Salisbury Plain, 3¼ miles W of Market-Lavington, and 8 from Westbury station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Devizes; telegraph office, Brat-ton, or Market-Lavington. Acreage, 2054; population, 260. The manor belonged to the Monthermers and the Montacutes, Earls of Gloucester and Salisbury. Erlestoke Park is the seat of the Watson-Taylor family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £195 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1880, and is in the Perpendicular style.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Civil parishMelksham 
Poor Law unionDevizes 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1681.

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Erlestoke:



Church of England

St. Saviour (parish church)

The church of St. Saviour, rebuilt in 1880, at the cost of the late Lady Hannah Charlotte Watson-Taylor, is of stone in the Perpendicular style, from designs by the late G. E. Street esq. R.A. and consists of chancel, nave, transepts, vestry and a central embattled tower with pointed roof, containing 6 bells: there are sittings for 150 persons.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Erlestoke from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN10
Post TownDevizes