Urchfont with Stert is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire. 

Alternative names: Erchfont, Urchfont

Other places in the parish include: Wedhampton, Stert, Lydeway, Eastcott, and Eastcote.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1622

Separate registers exist for Stert

  • Parish registers: 1579
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1580

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

URCHFONT, or Erchfont, a parish, with three tythings, in Devizes district, Wilts; 3½ miles SE of Devizes r. station. It has a post-office under Devizes. Acres, 6,873. Real property, £11,876. Pop. in 1851, 1,604; in 1861, 1,459. Houses, 348. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage, with Stert chapelry, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £320. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church was restored in 1840. There are an Independent chapel and a national school.

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

Parish Registers

Urchfont Marriages 1538 to 1812 and Stert Marriages 1579 to 1812


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Devizes
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Devizes
  • Hundred: Swanborough (Wiltshire)
  • Province: Canterbury

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