Burbage Wiltshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1585

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Easton Royal
  • Collingbourne Kingston
  • South Savernake with Brimslade and Cadley
  • East Grafton
  • Great Bedwyn

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BURBAGE, a village and a parish in Pewsey district, Wilts. The village stands near the Kennet and Avon canal, and near the Reading and Devizes railway, in the neighbourhood of Savernake r. station, 6½ miles SSE of Marlborough; is a straggling picturesque place; and has a post office under Marlborough. The parish comprises 3,283 acres. Real property, £5,813. Pop., 1,603. Houses, 323. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £363. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is an edifice of 1854, with an old tower; and has two memorial windows, the one to Bishop Denison, the other to four natives who fell in the Crimean war. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £101.

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

Parish Records

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Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

County: Wiltshire
Civil Registration District: Pewsey
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of Hurstbourne and Burbage
Diocese: Salisbury
Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 - None, Post-1846 - Marlborough
Poor Law Union: Pewsey
Hundred: Kinwardstone
Province: Canterbury