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Ebbesborne Wake, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Ebbesborne Wake, a parish in Wilts, on the Downs, 4½ miles SE by S of Tisbury station on the L. & S.W.R., and 8 SW of Wilton. It has a post and money order office under Salisbury; telegraph office, Donhead, St Andrew. Acreage, 2884; population, 244. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £210. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is Norman, in good condition, and 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 
Ecclesiastical parishEbbesborne-Wake St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionWilton 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1653.


Church of England

St. John the Baptist (parish church)

The church of St. John the Baptist is a building of stone in the Early English style, and was restored in 1877 at a cost of about £1,600: it consists of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells, and bearing the arms of the Wake family: the church plate includes a chalice of the year 1520: there are about 130 sittings.


Congregational Chapel

The Congregational chapel, founded in 1780, has 120 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 Ebbesborne Wake from the following:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online: