Clarendon Park, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Clarendon Park is an extra-parochial place.

Alternative names: Clarendon

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLARENDON PARK, an extra-parochial tract in Alderbury district, Wilts; adjacent to the Salisbury and Gosport railway, 3 miles ESE of Salisbury. Acres, 4,160. Real property, £3,396. Pop., 181. Houses, 36. This tract was anciently a royal forest; and contained a hunting seat or palace of the Kings, from Henry I. to Edward III. The palace was the meeting-place of the great council, in 1164, which enacted the Constitutions of Clarendon against Papal aggression; it was a favourite residence of King John; it attained high magnificence in the time of Henry III.; and it was the place where Philip of Navarre did homage to Edward III. as king of France. Only a fragment of it, propped by buttresses, now remains. The forest was given in the 14th century, for a term of years, to the first Earl of Pembroke; was mortgaged by Charles I.; was granted, at the Restoration, to Monk, Duke of Albemarle; passed to the Earl of Bath; gave the title of Earl to Chancellor Hyde, the historian of the great Rebellion; and was purchased, in 1813, by Benjamin Bathurst, Esq. Clarendon Lodge, the seat of Sir F. H. H. Bathurst, Bart., is situated about a mile from the fragmeut of the ancient palace.

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

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Census returns for Clarendon Park, 1841-1891


Land tax assessments in Clarendon Park, Wiltshire 1780-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


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  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Alderbury
  • Probate Court: Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
  • Diocese: Not Applicable
  • Rural Deanery: Not Applicable
  • Poor Law Union: Alderbury
  • Hundred: Alderbury
  • Province: Canterbury