Homington, a parish in Wiltshire, on the Ebbele, a branch of the river Avon, 3½ miles SSW by S of Salisbury station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Salisbury. Acreage, 1270; population of the civil parish, 220; of the ecclesiastical, 507. The parish now forms part of the united benefice of Coombe Bisset-with-Homington, which is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £240 with residence. Patron, the Bishop and Dean and Chapter of Sarum alternately. The church was restored in 1860.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Homington St. Mary|
|Hundred||Cawden and Cadworth|
|Poor Law union||Alderbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from 1675.
Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Homington:
Church of England
St. Mary the Virgin (parish church)
The church of St. Mary the Virgin is a building of flint and stone, chiefly in the Early English style, and consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, and a tower on the south side containing one bell: in the chancel is a marble slab with an inscription to George Stanley, who died in 1719, aged 151 years: the church was restored in 1860, and affords about 200 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Homington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Homington (St. Mary))
Online maps of Homington are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online: