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Shrewton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Shrewton, a parish, with a village, in Wiltshire, 6 miles WNW of Amesbury, and 6 from Wylye station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 2203; population of the civil parish, 548; of the ecclesiastical, 891. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. There are several ancient British remains. The living is a vicarage, with Maddington annexed, in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church was rebuilt in 1854, and is a building of flint and stone. There are Wesleyan and Baptist chapels.

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 parishShrewton St. Mary 
HundredBranch and Dole 
Poor Law unionAmesbury 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtSP3
Post TownSalisbury