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Odstock, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Odstock, a parish in Wiltshire, on an affluent of the river Avon, 2¼ miles S of Salisbury station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Salisbury. Acreage, 1295; population, 177. The Earl of Radnor is lord of the manor. Clearbury Ring is an ancient earthwork on the summit of a lofty hill in the S, has an oblong shape, is protected by a single ditch and by a rampart about 40 feet high, has been ascribed generally to the West Saxons-particularly to Cynric, who captured Old Sarum in 552 and commands a very extensive view. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £250. Patron, the Earl of Radnor. The church has an oaken pulpit of the time of Elizabeth.

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 parishOdstock St. Mary 
HundredCawden and Cadworth 
Poor Law unionAlderbury 

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

Church Records

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

1622-1880 1624-18331622-1880

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Odstock from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSP5
Post TownSalisbury