Winsley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Wiltshire, created in 1846 from a chapelry in Bradford-on-Avon Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Winsley cum Thurleigh

Parish church: St. Nicholas

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1724
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1622

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WINSLEY, a chapelry in Bradford parish, Wilts. See Limpley-Stoke.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

WINSLEY, a tything and chapelry, in the parish, union, and hundred of Bradford, Westbury and N. divisions, and Trowbridge and Bradford subdivisions, of Wilts, 1½ mile (W.) from Bradford; the tything containing 2269 inhabitants. The chapel is dedicated to St. Nicholas: there is a second chapel at Limpley-Stoke. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Bristol; income, £147. Here is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Winsley, 1622-1880 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Winsley (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Winsley, 1724-1941 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Winsley (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Winsley, Wiltshire 1773-1883 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bradford on Avon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Bradford
  • Hundred: Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury

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