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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

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
HundredAmesbury 
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:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1591-1880 1591-18361599-1880

Churches

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

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:


Maps

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:

CountyWiltshire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtSP4
Post TownSalisbury

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