West Grimstead is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire. Plaitford is a chapelry of West Grimstead.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1717
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1622

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GRIMSTEAD (WEST), a parish in Alderbury district, Wilts; on the Bishopstoke and Salisbury railway, near Dean r. station, and 4½ miles SE by E of Salisbury. Post town, Alderbury, under Salisbury. Acres, 1,483. Real property, with Alderbury and Whaddon, £4,270. Rated property of W. G. alone, £910. Pop., 251. house, 51. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; and, till 1866, was united with Plaitford. Value, £284. Patron, the Earl of Ilchester. The church is old, but good; and there are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £12.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Alderbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Amesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Alderbury
  • Hundred: Alderbury
  • Province: Canterbury

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