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Homington, Wiltshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishHomington St. Mary 
HundredCawden and Cadworth 
Poor Law unionAlderbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from 1675.

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

1621-1880 1623-18371621-1884


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.

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 Homington from the following:


Online maps of Homington 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 districtSP5
Post TownSalisbury