Plaitford, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Plaitford is a chapelry of West Grimstead Ancient Parish in Wiltshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1710
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1622

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PLAITFORD, a parish in the district of Romsey and county of Wilts; adjacent to Hants, 5 miles W by S of Romsey r. station. Post-town, Romsey. Acres, 1,178. Rated property, £800. Pop. in 1851, 330; in 1861, 248. Houses, 45. The decrease of pop. was caused mainly by the demolition of cottages. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £345. Patron, the Earl of Ilchester. The church is good; and there is a national school.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Romsey
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Amesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Romsey
  • Hundred: Alderbury
  • Province: Canterbury