Martin is a chapelry of Damerham Ancient Parish in Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: West Martin, Tidpit, East Martin, and Allenford Farm.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1589
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1623

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MARTIN, a parish in the district of Fordingbridge and county of Wilts; adjacent to Hants and to Dorset, 4 miles NNE of Cranborne, and 6½ W of Braemore r. station. It contains the tythings of East Martin, West Martin, and Tidpit; and has a post office under Salisbury. Acres, with Toyd-Farm and Allenford extra-parochial tract, 4,501. Real property, with South Damerham and Whitsbury, £9,674. Rated property of M. alone, £3,148. Pop., 574. Houses, 142. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £130. Patron, the Vicar of Damerham. The church is ancient, was recently restored, and has a tower. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, a national school, and charities £142.

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

Parish Records


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

England, Wiltshire, Martin – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Martin, 1623-1880
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Martin (Wiltshire)

Parish chest records of Martin, Wiltshire, 1793-1894
Author: Martin (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Martin, 1589-1895
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Martin (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Martin – Manors – Court records ( 2 )
Court roll of the manors of Damerham, Martin and Tidpit, Wiltshire, 1706-1744
Author: Manor of Damerham. Court (Wiltshire); Manor of Tidpitt. Court (Wiltshire)

Manor court rolls in Martin, Wiltshire, 1741
Author: Manor of Martin. Court (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Martin – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Parish chest records of Martin, Wiltshire, 1793-1894
Author: Martin (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Martin – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments in Martin, Wiltshire 1780-1837
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Fordingbridge
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Chalke
  • Poor Law Union: Fordingbridge
  • Hundred: South Damerham
  • Province: Canterbury

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