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Orcheston St George, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Orcheston St George, a village and a parish in Wiltshire. The village stands on Salisbury Plain, 8 miles NE of Wiley station on the G.W.R., and 12 SSE of Devizes, and has a post office under Shrewton; money order and telegraph office, Shrewton. The parish contains also the hamlet of Elston, and comprises 2260 acres; population, 181. The parish is remarkable for the widely-known Orcheston grass. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £440 with residence. The church is of the 14th century, in excellent condition, and has stained glass windows.

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 parishOrcheston St. George 
Poor Law unionAmesbury 

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 Orcheston St George:

1608-1917 1608-18421608-1880

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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