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Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Winterbourne Stoke, a parish, with a village, in Wiltshire, on Salisbury Plain, 4 miles N of Wishford station on the G.W.R., and 5½ W by S of Amesbury. It has a post office under Salisbury; money order and telegraph office, Shrewton. Acreage, 3572; population, 249. There is a parish council of five members and a chairman. The manor belongs to Lord Ashburton. Many barrows and traces of an ancient camp are on the downs. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £185 with residence. Patron, Lord Ashburton. The church is an ancient building of flint and stone with a square central embattled tower.

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 parishWinterbourne-Stoke St. Peter 
HundredBranch and Dole 
Poor Law unionAmesbury 

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 Winterbourne Stoke:


Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSP3
Post TownSalisbury