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Landford, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Landford, a village and a parish in Wilts. The village stands on a branch of the river Test, 2½ miles from the boundary with Hants, 6 SE by S of Dean station on the L. & S.W.R., and 10 SE of Salisbury. Post and money order office under Salisbury; telegraph office, Bramshaw. Acreage of parish, 1717; population, 231. The manor belonged to the Lyghs, passed to the Davenants and the Eyres, and is now held by the Nelson family. Landford Lodge was the seat of the Greatheeds, and is now the property of the Nelsons. Iron ore exists, but has not been worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value,, £180 with residence. Patron, Earl Nelson. The church was rebuilt in 1858.

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 parishLandford St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionAlderbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1671.

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



Church of England

St. Andrew (parish church)

The church of St. Andrew, rebuilt in 1858, at a cost of £1,500, is an edifice of brick and stone, in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, south transept, north porch and a western bell turret containing a peal of 6 tubular bells: there are 180 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 Landford from the following:


Online maps of Landford 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