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Durrington, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Durrington, a parish in Wilts, on the river Avon, 2½ miles N of Amesbury, and 6 from Porton station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Salisbury; money order and telegraph office, Amesbury. Acreage, 2702; population, 393. An earthwork here, called Durrington Walls or Long Walls, is supposed to be the enclosure of an ancient British village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £199. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1851. There is 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 
Poor Law unionAmesbury 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Durrington 1591-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1591.

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

1591-1880 1591-18361599-1880


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is a building of flint and stone, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, and western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock and 5 bells: the south aisle is Norman: the church was rebuilt in 1851, with the exception of the tower, which is Perpendicular; the remainder is in the Early English style: a Norman arcade has been retained: there are four memorial windows to the Rev. R. Webb M.A. a former rector, and three others are also stained: in the chancel is a canopied double piscina with credence over, and in the south aisle a piscina: the pulpit, choir stalls and many benches are of ancient carved oak: there are 300 sittings.


Congregational Chapel

The Congregational chapel will seat 150.

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 Durrington from the following:


Online maps of Durrington 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