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Burbage, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Burbage, a village and a parish in Wilts, 71 miles from London on the railway from Swindon to Andover. Saver-nake station on the G.W.R. is also in the parish. The village stands near the Kennet and Avon Canal, 6½ miles SSE of Marlborough, is a straggling picturesque place, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Marlborough. Acreage of the civil parish, 4013; population, 1213; of the ecclesiastical, 1078. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £231 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is an edifice of 1854 (enlarged and renovated in 1876) with an old tower, and has two memorial windows, the one to Bishop Denison, the other to four natives who fell in the Crimean War. There is a Wesleyan 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 parishBurbage All Saints 
Poor Law unionPewsey 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1561.

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

1561-1910 1561-19001561-1974


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is a building of stone and flint, in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, and consists of chancel, nave of five bays with clerestory, aisles, south porch, and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 5 bells: there are eight stained windows, one of which is a memorial to the Rt. Rev. Edward Denison D.D. Bishop of Salisbury, 1837-54; in 1876 a south aisle was added to the chancel and has since been converted into a side chapel and dedicated to St. Thomas a Becket: in the same year the interior of the church was renovated, as a memorial to the Ven. Thomas Stanton, archdeacon of Wilts and for 23 years vicar of the parish, who died 24 March, 1875: the church was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1854, and affords 450 sittings. The churchyard was extended by an addition of half an acre of land in 1891.


Wesleyan Chapel

The Wesleyan chapel, built in 1907 at a cost of £900, has seating for 150 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 Burbage from the following:


Online maps of Burbage 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 districtSN8
Post TownMarlborough