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Bulford, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Bulford, a parish in Wilts, on the river Avon, 2 miles NNE of Amesbury, and 4½ N by W of Porton railway station. It has a post office under Salisbury; money order and telegraph office, Amesbury. Acreage, 3642; population, 341. Bulford House is a chief residence. Some Druidical stones occur, and an earthwork, supposed to represent an ancient British village, is adjacent within Durrington. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £100. The church is picturesque, and there is also a Congregational chapel.

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 parishBulford St. John 
Poor Law unionAmesbury 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Bulford 1608-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1654, Bishops Transcripts from 1608.

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



Church of England

St. Leonard (parish church)

The church of St. Leonard is an ancient edifice of stone and brick in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, modern north transept, south porch, and a western tower containing one bell: the chancel is separated from the nave by a Norman arch. In 1891 an organ was provided at a cost of £150: the transept is separated from the nave by a wooden screen and is used as a vestry: the church was completely restored in 1911: there are 200 sittings.


Congregational Chapel

The Congregational chapel, erected in 1805 and seating 150, had a Sunday school attached.

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 Bulford from the following:


Online maps of Bulford 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 districtSP4
Post TownSalisbury