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Tilshead, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Tilshead, a parish, with a village, in Wiltshire, 8 miles from Codford station on the G.W.R., and 10 S by E of Devizes. It has a post office under Devizes; money order and telegraph office, Shrewton. Acreage, 3883; population, 393. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. There are several barrows. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £113 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church has been restored and enlarged. The tower is very ancient, and stands in the middle of the church. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 parishTilshead St. Thomas à Becket 
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