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Ham, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Ham, a parish in Wiltshire, adjacent to Berks, 4 miles S by W of Hungerford station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Hungerford; money order office, Shalboum; telegraph office, Hungerford. Acreage, 1605; population, 241. Part of the land is downs, disposed in sheepwalk. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £327 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church has a tower.

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 parishHam All Saints 
HundredElstub and Everley 
Poor Law unionHungerford 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1530.

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



Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is a small edifice of stone, in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, north porch, and a tower with pinnacles, containing 4 bells; there are sittings for 200 persons.

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 Ham from the following:


Online maps of Ham 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 districtSN8
Post TownMarlborough