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Great Wishford, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Wishford, Great, a parish, with a village, in Wiltshire, on the river Wiley, with a station on the G.W.R., 121 miles from London, and 2½ NNW of Wilton. It has a post and money order office under Salisbury; telegraph office, Wilton. Acreage, 1679; population, 335. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The manor belongs to the Earl of Pembroke. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £280 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Pembroke. The church was enlarged in 1829, and has been restored. There are an endowed school, almshouses, and other charities.

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 parishWishford St. Giles 
HundredBranch and Dole 
Poor Law unionWilton 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtSP2
Post TownSalisbury