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:

  • Urchfont: St. Michael
  • Stert: St. James

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

Parish History

Urchfont

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].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

URCHFONT (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Devizes, hundred of Swansborough, Devizes and N. divisions of Wilts, 5 miles (S. E.) from Devizes; containing, with the hamlets of Eastcott, Lydeway, and Wedhampton, 1530 inhabitants.

This parish comprises between 5000 and 6000 acres, and is situated within a quarter of a mile of the Salisbury and Devizes road. It was the property of Sir William Pynsent, Bart., and, with other estates, was left by him to the great Earl of Chatham, in testimony of respect for his character.

The living is a discharged vicarage, with that of Stert annexed, valued in the king’s books at 15. 15. 10., and in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Windsor, the appropriators. The great tithes have been commuted for 1425, and those of the vicar for 300; there are 28 acres of appropriate, and two of vicarial, glebe.

The church is a fine ancient edifice. Here is a place of worship for Baptists.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Stert

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STERT, a chapelry in Urchfont parish, Wilts; on the Mid Wilts railway, 2½ miles ESE of Devizes. Post town, Devizes. Acres, 638. Real property, £1,338. Pop., 184. Houses, 40. The living is annexed to Urchfont. The church was built in 1846.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

STERT (St. James), a parish, in the union of Devizes, hundred of Swanborough, Devizes and N. divisions of the county of Wilts, 2 miles (S. E.) from Devizes; containing 181 inhabitants. It is situated near the road from Salisbury to Devizes. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Urchfont.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Registers

Urchfont Marriages 1538 to 1812 and Stert Marriages 1579 to 1812

Parish Records

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Urchfont

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

England, Wiltshire, Urchfont – Church records ( 8 )
Baptisms from 14 parishes south and east of Devizes
Author: Wiltshire Family History Society

Bishop’s transcripts for Urchfont, 1622-1878
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Urchfont (Wiltshire)

Marriages at Stert, 1579-1812
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Stert (Wiltshire)

Marriages at Urchfont, 1538-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Urchfont (Wiltshire)

Parish register of Urchfont, Wiltshire, England, 1631-1653
Author: Smith, Maxine B.

Parish register transcripts, 1683-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Urchfont (Wiltshire); Carter, Barbara J.

Parish registers for Stert, 1579-1986
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Stert (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Urchfont, 1538-1925
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Urchfont (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Urchfont – History ( 1 )
Fire at Wedhampton : from Devizes & Wiltshire gazette, 2nd August 1883
Author: Sawyer, Valerie

England, Wiltshire, Urchfont – Manors ( 1 )
Survey, with amendments, demesne of the manors of Amesbury Priory, Amesbury Earls and Urchfont, 18th century
Author: Manor of Amesbury (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Urchfont – Manors – Court records ( 2 )
Manor court rolls in Allcannings, Wiltshire, 1518-1530
Author: Manor of Allcannings. Court (Wiltshire)

Manor court rolls in Urchfont, Wiltshire, 1355-1715
Author: Manor of Urchfont. Court (Wiltshire)

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

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

Stert

England, Wiltshire, Stert – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Stert, 1851-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Wiltshire, Stert – Church records ( 5 )
Baptisms from 14 parishes south and east of Devizes
Author: Wiltshire Family History Society

The bishop’s transcripts and parish registers of Stert, baptisms & burials, 1579-1837
Author: Hassell, Margory; Wiltshire Family History Society; Church of England. Chapelry of Stert (Wiltshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Stert, 1580-1880
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Stert (Wiltshire)

Marriages at Stert, 1579-1812
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Stert (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Stert, 1579-1986
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Stert (Wiltshire)

Administration

  • 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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