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Yatesbury - OPC Vacancy

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atesbury photo gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Avebury- Berwick Bassett - Cherhill - Compton Bassett - Hilmarton - Winterbourne Monkton



GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Yatesbury
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
Yatesbury Village - Information Pages
RAF Yatesbury Association - Images and Memories.


The Parish Church of All Saints

Parish Register Transcripts

Marriages        1606-1837

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1706-1959
Marriages 1706-1982
Burials 1706-1992
BTs 1606-1610, 1616-1623, 1635-1636, 1641-1660, 1666-1679, 1705

Parish History

Civil Registrations

1837 - April 1936 Calne Registration District
April 1836 - Present Chippenham Registration District


Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawing North Wilts 1826


Crime and Legal Matters

Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879

Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)

Good v Langley, Capper



Kellys 1867       Swindon & District 1928       Kellys 1931




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables             

Census Returns Transcripts

 1841       1851       1861

Elections and Polls  

Poll Book 1705          Poll Book 1818       Voters List 1832       Voters Lists Revisions 1843       MP Nominations 2015       MP Nominations 2017

Family Notices


General Items

Secrets of Farming Book Subscribers 1863       


Mary Cousins 1888       John Maunders 1929

Wedding Reports

Elizabeth Pratt and Charles Tanner 1861


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse



Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Isabella Walraund 1309                John Walraund 1309

Parishioners Wills

Richard Vivash Proved 1625


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy Casualties of WWI Named  in the Dioceses of Salisbury Memorial Book Soldiers Who Died in WWI Named in Calne & District Casualty Lists
Roll of Honour Plaque 1914-1918 Roll of Honour WWI & WWII  All Saints Church RAF Wireless School Remembered by Stacey Simkins 1943
Prisoner of War Camps 2012    


Prisoners of War

December 1916 saw the arrival of around two hundred German prisoners of war.  They arrived from Dorset by special train to Calne railway station and then marched through the town under very close guard to the camp based at Yatesbury.  Whilst marching they seemed in good spirits and singing songs in their native language.  Although large crowds gathered as they marched passed there was no animosity shown towards them from what was a very curious crowd of onlookers.  The prisoners would be set to work on roads and drainage systems in the area.  Some of the prisoners had been in Wiltshire before.  One had visited whilst working in a bazaar that was held in the yard of the White Hart Inn and another had worked in Devizes as a leather cutter.  Some were very skilled craftsman carving toys and other items from wood.  One prisoner named Ruger made an engraving on a slice from a tree trunk of the camp at Yatesbury and this is on display at the Calne Heritage Centre.

Famous People who served at RAF Yatesbury 

Sir Francis Chichester - Adventurer & Round The World Yachtsman Sam Costa - Dance band singer & Disc Jockey Billy Cotton - Band leader
Guy Gibson - RAF Wing Commander John Hannah, VC - Sergeant in the RAF Charles Hawtrey - Comedy Actor & Musician
Derek Ibbotson - Athlete & former mile record holder Dave King - Comedian & Actor Patrick Moore - Astronomer, Writer & TV Presenter



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