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Bishopstrow, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Bishopstrow, a parish in Wilts, 1¾ mile SE of Warminster station on the G.W.R. Post town, Warminster, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 499; population of the civil parish, 270; of the ecclesiastical, 254. Bishopstrow House is a seat in the neighbourhood. Many Roman coins have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £151 with residence. The church is good, and has been restored. There are two large camps and barrows in the neighbourhood.

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 parishBishopstrow St. Adelme 
Poor Law unionWarminster 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1686.

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



Church of England

St. Aldhelm (parish church)

The church of St. Aldhelm, rebuilt with the exception of the tower in 1757, is an edifice of stone, in mixed styles, and consists of chancel, nave, vestry, and an embattled western Norman tower, with spire containing 2 bells: the stained east window was erected in memory of Mrs. Astley, and there are other stained windows, including one to Lieut. Melville Southey and another to Lieut. Vere Temple: the carved oak rood screen and oak panelling in the chancel were erected to the memory of Mrs. Southey: the church was restored in 1876 at a cost of £1,600, and affords 250 sittings.

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 Bishopstrow from the following:


Online maps of Bishopstrow 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 districtBA12
Post TownWarminster