East Coulston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Baynton and West Coulston.

Alternative names: Coulston

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1714
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1622

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COULSTON (East), a parish in Westbury district, Wilts; at the north-west verge of Salisbury plain, 5¼ miles ENE of Westbury, and about 6½ from Melksham, Trowbridge, and Westbury r. stations. Post town, Edington, under Westbury. Acres, 868. Real property, £3,013. Pop., 119. Houses, 23. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £168. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good. Mrs. Delany, the niece of Lord Lansdowne, famous for cutting flowers in paper, was a native.

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

Parish Records


England, Wiltshire, East Coulston – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for East Coulston, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Wiltshire, East Coulston – Church records ( 3 )
The bishop’s transcripts and parish registers of East Coulston, baptisms, 1622-1837, burials, 1622-1825
Author: Hassell, Margory; Trace, Mary Kearns; Hurley, Beryl; Wiltshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of East Coulston (Wiltshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for East Coulston, 1622-1880
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of East Coulston (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for East Coulston, 1714-1836
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of East Coulston (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Westbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Westbury and Whorwellsdown
  • Hundred: Whorwellsdown
  • Province: Canterbury

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