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Coombe Bissett Photo Gallery

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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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 lychgate, 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.              

Inside St. Michael & All Angels

Combe Bissett Protestation Record 1641-1642               Church Matters 1800-1999                  New Priest Ordained by Bishop of Salisbury 1861

Parish Register Transcripts


1636-1699        1700-1837




1636-1699        1700-1799        1800-1837

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

Baptisms 1636-1988
Marriages 1637-1978
Burials 1637-1954
Other Resources


Parish History

Coombe Bissett is situated two miles South West of Salisbury where the Blandford Road and River Ebble run side by side. 

Civil Registration

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

Recommended Reading

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


Fire Destroys Cottages 1924


Owners of Land 1873        


Crime and Legal Matters


Son Assaults Father 1855


Bastardy Examinations 1787-1833       

General Crime

Crime Reports 1800-1849        Crime Reports 1850-1899       

Swing Riots

Swing Riots at Bartlet Pinneger's Farm 1830-1831               



Post Office 1855               Post Office 1875          Kellys 1915           Post Office Telephone 1940



A National School was established here


Emigration and Migration


From Wiltshire to Wales by Ray Palmer 

General Items

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Agriculture & Land


Gamekeepers Certificates 1807             

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969               

Community Services

Police Inspector A. E. Mitchell 1887-1940          Health & Pension of P.C. Joseph Mizen 1905


Pitched Market Proposal 1847    


Miscellaneous Documents

Mrs. Ridout and the Coombe Express


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

New Chapel - Laying of Memorial Stones 1894


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871        Ladies Working Party Presentation to Mrs. Rose 1896


John Judd 100th Birthday Celebrations 2008

Census Returns Transcripts

1851         1861         1871         1881         1891         1901

Elections, Polls & Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818          Poll Book 1865           MP Nominations 2015           MP Nominations 2017


Winners at Salisbury Sheep Fair 1878

Family Notices

1800-1849          1850-1899

Inquest Reports

James Chant 1861           Samuel Vincent 1900

Parish Notables

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. 

Pleydell-Bouverie Family

Lady Radnor's Family 1937


Tax List 1332            Knights Compositions 1628           Falstone Day Book 1645-1653


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Alderbury Union Elected Guardians 1835         Workhouse Audit 1858       



1860          1868           1870           1872


National Probate Index 1859-1966

Parishioners Wills

Elizabeth Sparrow Proved 1831


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Boer War

Casualty - Edwin George Ovens 1871-1900

General Military Items

Why the Poppy


Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918                Coombe Bissett & Homington WWI Roll of Honour



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