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Berwick St James, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Berwick-St-James, a parish in Wiltshire, on an affluent of the river Wiley, 2½ miles NNW of Wishford station on the G.W.R., and 5½ WSW of Amesbury. It has a post office under Salisbury; money order and telegraph office, Shrewton. Acreage, 2497; population, 191. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £61. Patron, Lord Ashburton. The church is Early English, has a Norman doorway, and is very good.

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 parishBerwick St. James 
HundredBranch and Dole 
Poor Law unionWilton 

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

Church Records

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



Church of England

St. James (parish church)

The parish church of St James is a building of flint and stone, in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, north porch, clerestoried nave, north and south chapels and a Norman embattled western tower containg 4 bells: the font is also Norman: the east window is stained, and above it is an ancient wall painting: there is a piscina in the south chapel: the church affords 70 sittings.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Berwick St James 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 districtSP3
Post TownSalisbury