Overton, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Overton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire. Alton Priors and Fyfield are chapelries of Overton.

Other places in the parish include: West Overton and Lockeridge.

Alternative names: Overton with Fyfield

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1682
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OVERTON, a village in Marlborough district, and a parish partly also in Pewsey district, Wilts. The village stands on the river Kennet, 4 miles W by S of Marlborough r. station; and is a small place. The parish comprises the township of West Overton and the tything of Lockeridge, in Marlborough district, and the chapelry of Alton-Priors, in Pewsey district. Acres, with Fyfield parish, and with Overton-Heath and Clatford-Park extra-parochial tracts, 8,030. Real property, with Fyfield, £6,156. Pop. of O. parish alone, in 1851, 1,025; in 1861, 910. Houses, 194. Overton House is a chief residence. Most of the land is disposed in sheep farms. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Alton-Priors and with the vicarage of Fyfield, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £319. Patron, the Duke of Marlborough. The church is ancient, and has a pinnacled tower.

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

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Marlborough
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Avebury
  • Poor Law Union: Marlborough
  • Hundred: Elstub and Everleigh; Selkley
  • Province: Canterbury