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Coombe Bissett, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Coombe-Bissett, a parish in Wiltshire, on an affluent of the river Avon, 3 miles from Salisbury station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Salisbury; money order office, East Harnham; telegraph office, Salisbury. Acreage, 2397; population, 327. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Homington, in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church 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 parishCoombe Bissett St. Michael 
HundredCawden and Cadworth 
Poor Law unionAlderbury 

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

Church Records

The parish registers, which are imperfect, date from the year 1636.


Church of England

St. Michael and All Angels (parish church)

The church of St. Michael and All Angels is a cruciform building of stone and flint, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, transepts, south porch and an embattled tower on the south side, containing a clock and 6 bells. The church exhibits specimens of every style of architecture, from the Transition Norman nave arcade, to the Perpendicular work in the aisle, windows and transepts: the rood-screen, removed in 1845, has been replaced, the old work being as far as possible preserved: the stained east window is a memorial to the late Canon T. L. Kingsbury M.A. vicar of this parish 1885-92: the church was restored in 1845, 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 Coombe Bissett from the following:


Online maps of Coombe Bissett 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 districtSP5
Post TownSalisbury