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Huish, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Huish or Hewish, a parish in Wiltshire, under the Marl-borough Downs, 3 miles NNW of Pewsey station on the- G.W.R. Post town, Pewsey. Acreage, 738; population of the civil parish, 115; of the ecclesiastical, 123. The manor belonged to the Somerset family, and was given in 1690 to the College of Froxfield. The story is that the Duke of Somerset married a dairymaid 200 years ago, and she being unnoticed by his relations, eventually left the manor of Huish and all money she could to found the Somerset hospital, generally known as Froxfield College, Rector of Huish is ex-officw chaplain (honorary) of Froxfield College. Hewish Hill has extensive vestiges of an ancient British village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £130 with residence. Patrons, the Trustees of Froxfield College. The church is a stone building in the Early English style, and was restored in 1879.

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 parishHewish St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionPewsey 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Huish 1684-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1600.

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

1603-1880 1607-18361605-1880


Church of England

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The church of St. Nicholas is a plain building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a turret containing one bell: an organ chamber with vestry was built and the church completely restored in 1879, at a cost of £1,050: there are 120 sittings.


Primitive Methodist Chapel

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 Huish from the following:


Online maps of Huish 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