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West Grimstead, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Grimstead, West, a parish in Wiltshire, near Dean station on the L. & S.W.R., and 4½ miles SE by E of Salisbury. Post office under Salisbury; money order and telegraph office, Alderbury. Acreage, 1509; population, 215. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £130 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is old but good.

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 
Poor Law unionAlderbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1717.

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for West Grimstead:



Church of England

St. John (parish church)

The church of St. John is a small edifice of stone and flint, dating from the 13th century and consisting of chancel, nave, and a belfry containing 2 bells: there are 200 sittings.


Wesleyan Chapel

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 West Grimstead from the following:


Online maps of West Grimstead are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSP5
Post TownSalisbury