Potterne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire. Worton is a chapelry of Potterne.

Other places in the parish include: Worton and Marston.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1556
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1622

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

POTTERNE, a village, a parish, and a hundred, in Wilts. The village stands 2 miles S by W of Devizes r.station, and has a post-office under Devizes. The parish includes the tythings of Marston and Worton, and is in Devizes district. Acres, 4,956. Real property, £14,017. Pop., 1,826. Houses, 417. The property is much sub-divided. The manor belongs to the Bishop of Salisbury. Eastwell is the seat of the Grubbes. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £601. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is early English, cruciform, and good; and has a pinnacled tower, and carved pulpit. The p. curacy of Worton and Marston is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, an endowed national school, and charities £44. The hundred contains also 5 other parishes, and bears the name of Potterne and Cannings. Acres, 30,930. Pop. in 1851, 8,284; in 1861, 8,095. Houses, 1,721.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages Out of Parish

Details Place of Marriage
Walter Wodward & Mary Wippett, of Potterne 24 June 1610 Bratton Wiltshire
Benjamin Tucker, of Beckington, & Elizabeth Workman, of Potterne 31 Mar 1684 Bratton Wiltshire
William Tinker & Elizabeth Hakins, both of Potterne 24 Sept. 1704 Bratton Wiltshire
Stephen Stow, b., of Potterne, & Edith Blake, sp. 16 May 1785 Bratton Wiltshire

Parish Records


England, Wiltshire, Potterne – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Register of burials in the burial ground of Potterne, 1873-1907

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

England, Wiltshire, Potterne – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Potterne, 1622-1880
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Potterne (Wiltshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Worton, 1841-1880
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Worton (Wiltshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Potterne (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1558-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Potterne (Wiltshire); Webb, William A.

Parish registers for Potterne, 1556-1907
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Potterne (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Potterne – History ( 1 )
In a Wiltshire village
Author: Smith, T. (Thomas)

England, Wiltshire, Potterne – Manors – Court records ( 2 )
Manor court roll in Potterne, Wiltshire, 1660-1750
Author: Manor of Potterne. Court (Wiltshire)

Manor court rolls in Heale, Calne, Calstone, Bowers and Potterne, Wiltshire, 1594-1632
Author: Manor of Heale. Court (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Potterne – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Poor law records, 1848-1932
Author: Devizes Union (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Potterne – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments in Potterne, Wiltshire 1780-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Devizes
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – None, Post-1846 – Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Devizes
  • Hundred: Potterne and Cannings
  • Province: Canterbury

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