Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)
Britford - Homington - Martin - Netherhampton - Rockbourne (HAM) - Stratford Tony - Whitsbury
Websites of Interest
GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Coombe Bissett
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
The Parish Church of St. Michael & All Angels
The church of St. Michael and All Angels is in the centre of the village; the War Memorial is in the churchyard near the lynchgate, and the parish pound just outside. To the north of the churchyard, beyond the Yew Trees planted in 1845 by Thomas Kimber, the Parish Clerk at the time, lies the Donkey Field, named after donkeys Jack and Jane, owned by the village carrier, Widow Rideout in the mid 19th Century. She appears in the 1851 Census aged 84 as a common carrier.
Parish Register Transcripts
Please note that some of the transcriptions above are incomplete due to the condition of the original registers from which the transcript was taken
Parish Registers Held at WSHC
Coombe Bissett is situated two miles South West of Salisbury where the Blandford Road and River Ebble run side by side.
1837 - April 1936 Pewsey Registration District
April 1936 - Present Devizes Registration District
From Wiltshire to Wales - by Ray Palmer (Published by Tricorn Books 2016, ISBN-10: 1909660639, ISBN-13: 978-1909660632).
The story of the Palmer family of Coombe Bissett and Cardiff, from the 14th century to the 20th century.
Buildings and Land
Crime and Legal Matters
A National School was established here
Emigration and Migration
From Wiltshire to Wales by Ray Palmer
Employment and Business
Agriculture & Land
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies
Census Returns Transcripts
Elections, Polls & Voters Lists
Rick Parfitt - Musician and Songwriter best known as the guitarist with Rock Band Status Quo. Born in Woking, Surrey on the 12th October 1948 - Died in Marbella, Spain on 24th December 2016. Long term resident of the parish.
Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse
War, Conflict and Military Matters
General Military Items