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].


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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