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Poulshot, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Poulshot, a parish in Wiltshire, on an affluent of the river Avon, 2½ miles SSE of Seend station on the G.W.R., and 3½ SW by W of Devizes. It has a post office under Devizes; money order and telegraph office, Rowde. Acreage, 1531; population, 315. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £350 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is an ancient structure, part of the chancel being in Early English, the rest in the Perpendicular style. The chancel has been restored.

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 parishPoulshot St. Peter 
Poor Law unionDevizes 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN10
Post TownDevizes