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Monkton Deverill, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Deverill-Monckton, a parish in Wilts, on the Deverill rivulet, 4½ miles NE of Mere, and 5½ from Warminster station on the G.W.R. Post town, Bath; money order and telegraph office, Warminster. Acreage, 1813; population, 104. A monastery, subordinate to Bee Abbey, was founded here before 1086. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Kingston-Deverill, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is good. White, ejected by Cromwell, and afterwards a physician, was incumbent.

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 
Poor Law unionMere 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Monkton Deverill 1749-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

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


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 Monkton Deverill from the following:


Online maps of Monkton 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