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South Damerham, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Damerham, South, a parish in Wiltshire. It lies on an affluent of the river Avon, at the boundary with Dorsetshire, 3 miles W of Fordingbridge station on the L. & S.W.R. and 7½ NW by N of Ringwood, includes the tithing of East End, North End, and South End, and has a post office of the name of Damerham under Salisbury; money order and telegraph office, Fordingbridge. Acreage, 4681; population, 532. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £400. Patrons, Hyndman's Trustees. The church is good, and there are Congregational, Baptist, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist 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 parishSouth Damerham St. George 
Poor Law unionFordingbridge 

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 South Damerham:

1606-1880 1606-18371606-1880

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 South Damerham from the following:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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