West Harnham is a chapelry of Coombe Bissett Ancient Parish in Wiltshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1567
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1567

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HARNHAM (WEST), a parish in Alderbury district, Wilts; near the river Avon, 1½ mile SW by W of Salisbury r. station. Post-town, Salisbury. Acres, 1,130. Rated property, £2,129. Pop., 285. Houses, 63. The property is divided among a few. Harnham hill commands a very fine view of Salisbury. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Coombe-Bissett, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is ancient and tolerable; and has a tower. Charities, £5.

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

Parish Records


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

England, Wiltshire, West Harnham – Church records ( 2 )
Baptisms from Salisbury St. Thomas, Salisbury Cathedral and 9 parishes to the west and north
Author: Wiltshire Family History Society

Bishop’s transcripts for West Harnham, 1567-1880
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of West Harnham (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, West Harnham – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Manor court rolls in West Harnham, Wiltshire, 1543-1687
Author: Manor of West Harnham. Court (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, West Harnham – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Creed registers, ca. 1900-1925
Author: Alderbury and Salisbury Union (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, West Harnham – Probate records – Indexes ( 1 )
Index to wills, 1648-1855
Author: Church of England. Prebendal Court (Coombe-Bissett and West Harnham, Wiltshire)

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Alderbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of Coombe and Harnham
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – None, Post-1846 – Chalke
  • Poor Law Union: Alderbury
  • Hundred: Cawden and Cadworth
  • Province: Canterbury

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