Potterne, Wiltshire Family History Guide

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].

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • 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