Coombe Bissett is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire. West Harnham is a chapelry of Coombe Bissett.
Parish church: St Michael and All Angels
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1637
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1579
- West Harnham
- Toyd Farm with Allenford
- Rockbourne, Hampshire
- Stratford Tony
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
COOMBE-BISSETT, a parish in Alderbury district, Wilts; on an affluent of the river Avon, 3 miles S of Wilton r. station, and 3½ SW of Salisbury. It has a post office under Salisbury. Acres, 2,196. Real property, with Hornington and Odstock, £5,180. Pop., 337. Houses, 83. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of West Harnham, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £220. Patron, the Prebendary of Combe. The church is very good. Charities, £7.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
COOMBE, BISSETT (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Alderbury, hundred of Cawden and Cadworth, Salisbury and Amesbury, and S. divisions of Wilts, 3 miles (S. W.) from Salisbury; containing 406 inhabitants. The parish derives its name from its situation in one of the narrow bourns, or combes, with which Salisbury Plain is intersected, and its distinguishing adjunct from the family to which it formerly belonged. It is on the road from Salisbury to Blandford and Exeter, and comprises about 2200 acres. The living is a discharged vicarage, with that of Harnham annexed, valued in the king’s books at £7; patron, the Prebendary of Coombe and Harnham in the Cathedral of Salisbury; impropriator, the Earl of Radnor. The great tithes have been commuted for £370, and the impropriator’s glebe contains 130 acres; the vicarial tithes have been commuted for £210, of which £50 are for Harnham, and there is a glebe-house. The church is in the later English style.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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- County: Wiltshire
- Civil Registration District: Alderbury
- Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of Coombe and Harnham
- Diocese: Salisbury
- Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – None, Post-1846 – Chalke
- Poor Law Union: Alderbury
- Hundred: Cawden and Cadworth
- Province: Canterbury