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Hill Deverill, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Deverill-Hill, a parish in Wilts, on the Deverill rivulet, 3½ miles S of Warminster town and station on the G.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Warminster. Acreage, 1548; population of the civil parish, 111; of the ecclesiastical, 129. The Ludlows were sometime seated here, and General Ludlow was horn in the vicinity. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £63. Patron, the Marquis of Bath. The church has a fine old monument of one of the Ludlows.

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 parishHill-Deverill St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWarminster 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1648.

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



Church of England

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (parish church)

The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, rebuilt in 1843 in the Early English style, is a building of stone consisting of chancel, nave, and a small western turret formerly containing one bell: there is a tomb of the pre-Reformation period to the Ludlow family, formerly lords of the manor: the nave was restored in 1897 by J. N. Powell esq. fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, in memory of his father, the Rev. John Powell B.A. vicar here 1858-97, and the chancel was restored at the same time by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners: there were 150 sittings.

The church closed in the 1980's and has since been converted into a private residence, although the ground is still consecrated for some family burials.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hill Deverill
Photographs by kind permission of the present owners (2015).

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 Hill Deverill from the following:


Online maps of Hill Deverill 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 districtBA12
Post TownWarminster