Hindon is an Ecclesiastical Parish and a market town in the county of Wiltshire, created in 1821 from chapelry in East Knoyle Ancient Parish.
Alternative names: Hendon
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1599
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1622
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
HINDON, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Tisbury district, Wilts. The town stands on a declivity facing the woods of Fonthill, 3½ miles NW of Tisbury r. station, and 9 SSE of Warminster; is an ancient place, with marks of much vicissitude; sent two members to parliament from the time of Henry VI. till disfranchised by the act of 1832; had, for representatives, Monk Lewis and Henry Fox, afterwards Lord Holland; gave the title of baron to the Hydes; suffered greatly by fire in 1754, and was afterwards considerably rebuilt; consists now chiefly of one broad street; has a post-office under Salisbury, an excellent inn, a church, two dissenting chapels, and a free school; and is a seat of petty sessions and a polling place. The church is ancient, with a tower; was originally a chapel of ease; and was restored and enlarged in 1836. A weekly market was formerly held on Thursday; and fairs are now held on the Monday after Holy Thursday and on 29 Oct. The neighbouring tract to the S and the SE is fertile, ornate, and scenic, and rejoices in the rich demesne of Fonthill; that to the W and the N passes into a wild expanse of down, which has many remains of ancient earthworks; and that to the NE, on to the Great Ridge Wood, 2 miles distant, has traces of several ancient British villages. The parish comprises 212 acres. Real property, with Berwick-St. Leonard, Chicklade, and Fonthill-Giffford, £5,111. Rated property of H. alone, £770. Pop. in 1851, 710; in 1861, 604. Houses, 144. The manor belonged to the Beauchamps, and passed to the Hydes. Hindon House is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £75. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. Charities, £104. The sub-district contains eight parishes. Acres, 9,813. Pop., 2,501. Houses, 534.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.
Fairbairn John, Hindon, Wiltshire, victualler, Jan. 3, 1825
Gainer Samuel, Kingswood, Wiltshire, dyer, Oct. 23, 1836.
- County: Wiltshire
- Civil Registration District: Tisbury
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
- Diocese: Salisbury
- Rural Deanery: Chalke
- Poor Law Union: Tisbury
- Hundred: Downton
- Province: Canterbury