Bulford, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Bulford – St Leonards Church The building of a three stage tower to the church on poor foundations, led to the top stage being removed in the 16thC, leaving the rather squat tower that remains today. Chris Talbot / Bulford – St Leonards Church / CC BY-SA 2.0

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. John; St Leonard

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1654
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608; 1622

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Bulford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BULFORD, a parish in Amesbury district, Wilts: on the river Avon, 2 miles NNE of Amesbury, and 4¾ N by W of Porton r. station. Post Town, Amesbury, under Salisbury. Acres, 3,475. Real property, with Durrington and Milston, £7,235. Pop., 383. Houses, 78. Bulford House is a chief residence. Some Druidical stones occur; and an earthwork, supposed to represent an ancient British village, is adjacent within Durrington. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £75. Patron, Dr. Southby. The church is picturesque; and there is an Independent chapel.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Garrison Church of St. George, Bulford Camp. Jonathan Billinger / Garrison Church of St. George, Bulford Camp / CC BY-SA 2.0

Parish Records

FamilySearch Historical Records

Parish Registers

Marriages at Bulford 1608-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Wiltshire
Civil Registration District: Amesbury
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
Diocese: Salisbury
Rural Deanery: Amesbury
Poor Law Union: Amesbury
Hundred: Amesbury
Province: Canterbury