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Baverstock, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Baverstock, a parish in Wilts, on the river Nadder, 2 miles from Dinton station on the L. & S.W.R., and 5 W of Wilton. Post town, Salisbury; money order and telegraph office, Dinton. It includes the hamlet of Hurdcott. Acreage, 836; population of the civil parish, 64; of the ecclesiastical, 131. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £220 with residence. The church is good, and was restored in 1845, and again in 1892.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishBaverstock St. Edith 
HundredCawden and Cadworth 
Poor Law unionWilton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Baverstock 1559-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

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

1559-1880 1560-18341611-1880


Church of England

St Edith of Wilton (parish church)

The parish church of St Edith, of Wilton, is an edifice of stone, in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, north transept, south porch, and a low tower at the west containing 3 bells: the church was repaired about 1845 and thoroughly restored in 1883 by Mr. Butterfield, architect, at a cost of £1,100, and affords sittings for 90 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 Baverstock from the following:


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSP3
Post TownSalisbury