Burcombe Wiltshire Family History Guide

Burcombe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: South Burcombe

Other places in the parish include: North Burcombe and Ditchampton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1682
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1612; 1623

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Wilton
  • Barford St Martin
  • Groveley Wood
  • Bishopstone
  • Broad Chalke
  • Wishford Magna
  • Compton Chamberlayne
  • South Newton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BURCOMBE, a parish in Wilton district, Wilts; on an affluent of the river Avon, adjacent to the Salisbury and Yeovil railway, 1½ mile W of Wilton. It includes the tything of North Burcombe, and is itself sometimes called South Burcombe; and its Post Town is Wilton, under Salisbury. Acres, 1,450. Rated property, £1,857. Pop., 374. Houses, 85. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £52. Patron, St. John's Hospital, Wilton. The church is so old as to have traces of Saxon; and was restored and enlarged in 1860.

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

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