Holt, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Holt is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Wiltshire, created in 1846 from chapelry in Bradford-on-Avon Ancient Parish.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1568
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1588; 1622

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HOLT, a chapelry in Bradford-on-Avon parish, Wilts; on the river Avon, near the Kennet and Avon canal, and at the junction of the Devizes railway with the Wilts, Somerset, and Weymouth railway, and near the Bathampton branch of the Great Western railway, 2½ miles ENE of Bradford. It has a station at the railway junction, and a post office under Trowbridge; and it was constituted in 1846. Real property, with Leigh and Woolley, £10,767. Pop. of H. alone, 809. Houses, 191. The manor belongs to Burton Foster, Esq. The wool and leather trade, and the manufacture of fine woollen cloth, are carried on. A mineral spring, discovered in 1718, is noted for removing cutaneous diseases. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £120. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is ancient, and has a tower. There are an Independent chapel and a national school.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Church Records

The bishop’s transcripts and parish registers of Holt, baptisms & burials, 1580-1837 Author: Hassell, Margory; Wiltshire Family History Society; Church of England. Chapelry of Holt (Wiltshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Holt, 1588-1880 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Holt (Wiltshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Bradford (Wiltshire)

Church records, 1817-1900 Author: United Reformed Church (Holt, Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1568-1705 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Holt (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Holt, 1568-1986 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Holt (Wiltshire)

History

Holt people in the early 19th century and the story of Holt Spa Author: Hurley, Beryl; Tucker, Mary; Newton, Joyce

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Holt people in the early 19th century and the story of Holt Spa Author: Hurley, Beryl; Tucker, Mary; Newton, Joyce

Taxation

Land tax assessments in Holt, Wiltshire 1773-1884 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bradford on Avon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Bradford
  • Hundred: Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury