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Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Brixton-Deverill, a parish in Wilts, on a headstream of the river Wiley, and on the Roman road to Salisbury, 5 miles S of Warminster station on the G.W.R. Post town, Warminster, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 2487; population, 112. Alfred halted here a night on his march against the Danes. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £480. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church was repaired in 1862.

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 parishBrixton-Deverill St. Michael 
Poor Law unionWarminster 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1653.

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



Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is a building of stone, in the Early English style, restored and reseated and the chancel lengthened 14 feet in 1862: it consists of chancel, nave and a western tower, containing one bell: there are six stained windows: the church had sittings for 100 persons. The church is now closed and is a private residence.

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 Brixton Deverill from the following:


Online maps of Brixton Deverill 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