The Church of St Cosmos and St Damian 14th century church with many interesting features. The copyright on this image is owned by Trish Steel and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Sherrington Wiltshire Family History

Sherrington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Parish church: St Cosmos and St Damian

Parish registers begin: 1677

Parishes adjacent to Sherrington

  • Berwick St Leonard
  • Boyton
  • Codford St Peter
  • Fonthill Bishop
  • Stockton
  • Codford St Mary

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Sherrington, a parish in Warminster district, Wilts; near Codford r. station, and 3¼ miles SE of Heytesbury. Post-town, Heytesbury, under Bath. Acres, 1,280. Real property, £1,131. Pop., 187. Houses, 43. The manor belongs to the Rev. P. A. Fane. An ancient castle of the Giffards was here, and is now represented by a moated mound. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £238. Patron, the Rev. A. Fane. The church is good.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Sherington, a parish in the hund. of Branch and Dole, union of Warminster, county of Wilts; 5½ miles north-east by north of Hindon, on the southern bank of the river Wily. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Salisbury; rated at £11; gross income £250. Tithes commuted in 1840. Patron, in 1841, A. B. Lambert. Acres 540. Houses 25. A. P. £969. Pop., in 1801, 134; in 1831, 179. Poor rates, in 1838, £67 16s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Warminster
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Wylye
  • Poor Law Union: Warminster
  • Hundred: Branch and Dole
  • Province: Canterbury