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Tidworth - The OPC is Paul Vivash

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North Tidworth Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Collingbourne Ducis - Figheldean - Fittleton - Kimpton (HAM) - Ludgershall - South Tidworth (HAM)


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on North Tidworth
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies
Wiltshire Community History - Historical information for parishes within the Wiltshire County jurisdiction.
Old Maps - Historical Map archive showing North Tidworth


The Parish Church of Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Church Photo Gallery

Holy Trinity Churchyard contains the War Graves of five WWII Servicemen.

Incumbents List 1544-1829                  Protestation Return 1641-1642                 Bishop's Visitation Questions & Answers 1783

Parish Register Transcripts

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1700-1953
Marriages 1700-1983
Burials 1700-1951

Parish Church of St. Mary (South Tidworth)

St. Mary's Gallery

Churches Conservation Trust                 St. Mary's Church               Incumbents 1551-1829

The Churchyard of St. Mary contains one War Grave from WWII - that of William Harvey Kenneth Annetts


Parish History

Civil Registration

1837 - 1881 Andover Registration District
1881 - April 1936 Pewsey Registration District
April 1936 - Present Devizes Registration District


Tidworth is a Garrison town (Military Base) in the south-east of Wiltshire. It is located on the edge of the Salisbury Plain about 15 miles north, north-east of Salisbury. Originally North Tidworth was located in Wiltshire & South Tidworth was part of the county of Hampshire. The boundary was redrawn in 1992 and the separation of the two parts of Tidworth was removed. The entire town of Tidworth became part of Wiltshire, however the  two parts remained as separate civil parishes until 1st April, 2004.

Population Figures

Population Figures 1801-2011


Buildings and Land

Domesday Book Entry           Domesday Book Extract (South)              Feet of Fines 1377-1509               Tithe Apportionments 1839                 Savernake Estate Sold 1929                 Most Desirable Postcode in Britain 2014

Ancient Monuments 

Tidworth has 16 Ancient Monuments listed as scheduled monuments.  List of Ancient Monuments.           One of the Ancient Monuments listed is Sidbury Hill.

Listed Buildings

Grade I - Buildings or outstanding architectural or historic interest:

There are no listings in North Tidworth for this category

Grade II* - Buildings are particularly important and of more than special interest:

Church of Holy Trinity

Grade II - Buildings (& Monuments) are nationally important and of special interest:
Maton Monument in Holy Trinity Churchyard Mompesson Monument in Holy Trinity Churchyard 381 and 382 Pennings Road
383 Pennings Road Thatchwell Cottage 12 Zouch Farm Road
Previously Listed Buildings
Lucknow Barracks Lucknow Barracks - Armourer's and Pioneer Shop Lucknow Barracks - Guardroom
Lucknow Barracks - Officers Mess Lucknow Barracks - Quartermaster Stores Mooltan Barracks
Mooltan Barracks - Guardroom Mooltan Barracks - Officers Mess Mooltan - Quartermaster Stores


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808

Public Houses

Public Houses Gallery

Ram Inn 


Tidworth Railway Gallery


Crime and Legal Matters


Eyre Rolls 1249          Quarter Sessions 1563-1592           Quarter Sessions 1728-1890


Extent of Debt 1538

Land Matters

Feet of Fines 1273-1323           

Prisons and Prisoners

Gaol Delivery 1273-1306          Irish Prison Record John Donald Blunt 1908


Accused of Stealing Money 1860


Demon Drummer of Tidworth      



Post Office 1849 Post Office 1855 Post Office 1859 Harrods 1865 Kellys 1867 Post Office 1875
Kellys 1880 Kellys 1889 Kellys 1895 Kellys 1898 Kellys 1903 Kellys 1907
Kellys 1911 Kellys 1920 Kellys 1920 Kellys 1927 Kellys 1939  


Schoolmasters 1606-1677


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index                 Naturalisation Certificates 1939-1957


Employment and Business

Stuart Tradesmen 1607 (South)          Stuart Tradesmen 1614-1618          British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969                Gamekeepers Certificates 1807              Articles of Clerkship - Thomas Hughes 1831


Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices 1710-1811                Apprentice - John Roby 1719-20

Aviator Certificates

Maurice Seymour Leonard Brierley 1937                 Cyril George Yarnold 1939                 Gerald Bruce Litchfield 1950


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Meeting House Licences 1689-1852


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871                

Census Returns Transcripts


Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818                Poll Book 1865               MP Nominations 2015

Family Notices

Family Notices 1800-1849

Miscellaneous Items

UK Death Duty Registers 1796-1811                 Gilbert White's Wiltshire Friends 1893                 Garage Receipt for Captain Lonsdale 1934

Parish Notables

James Blunt - singer and songwriter


Cricket Matches 1800-1899          Cricket Match - Pewsey v Tidworth 1847


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Removal Orders 1754



Probate Index (WSHC) 1548-1869               Probate Index (Canterbury) 1557-1844

Parishioners Wills

John Maton Proved 1590              Robert Maton Proved 1588


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Abbreviations Used in Australian Service Records Disposal Order of Medals of Deceased Australian Soldiers Headstone Costs for A. I. F. Servicemen
Imperial War Graves Commission Information on Cemetery & Memorial Registers Medical Classifications for Wounded & Sick Australian Soldiers No Photographs of Permanent A.I.F. Headstones
  Temporary Memorial Photographs of Australian Soldiers in UK Why the Poppy
Australian WWI Recruitment Posters Australian Graves in Britain 1918 Inquest on Arthur Bosanquet 1918
Remembered in England 1920 Soldiers Graves in England 1920 Australian Graves Abroad 1921
Death of Lance Corporal Gerald Britton Woodhouse 1929 Trial for the Murder of Lance Cpl Gerald Woodhouse 1929 Soldier Charged with Poaching 1909
Royal Artillery Regiment Receive Service Medals 2012 Troop Numbers in Wiltshire to Increase 2013 Territorial Camps 1914
Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911    


Army Camps

Tidworth Military Camp Gallery Pre 2000               Tidworth Garrison Gallery Post 2000

Army Camp Poetry                 Staffordshire Volunteers on Salisbury Plain 1905                

Garrison Church of St. Michael

Garrison Church Gallery

Irish Prison Registers - Military

William Doherty 1909                 Patrick Cahill 1910                  William Harvey 1910                   Martin Sullivan 1920                 John Donald Blunt 1908

Tidworth Military Cemetery

Tidworth War Graves WWI & WWII Gallery               Australian War Graves Gallery

Tidworth Military Cemetery contains a total of 522 War Graves from WWI & WWII of which 173 commemorated are members of the Australian Imperial Forces (A.I.F.), 162 of WWI and a single burial for WWII.  For more details on those buried here see under WWI and WWII headings below

Military Tattoo

Military Tattoo Photo Gallery 

Naval Records

Register of Merchant Seamen                  Royal Navy Registers of Seamen                   Merchant Seaman Image - Frederick William Chamberlain


Territorial Camps 1914                   Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918            British Red Cross/VAD Volunteer Hilda Harvey 1918-1919

WWI Absentees

E. Entwhistle 1914


War Graves in Holy Trinity Churchyard

Edward Thomas Donoghue                   George Eric Foster                   John McDougall                  John Storton                   Leonard Woodcock



South Tidworth

Crime and Legal Matters

Land Matters

Feet of Fines 1310 (South)           Feet of Fines 1377-1509 (South)


Will of Thomas Cole 1606

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Soldier Shot Himself 1907



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