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West Wellow - OPC Vacancy

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West Wellow photo gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Bramshaw - East Wellow (HAM) - Eling (HAM) -  Landford - Plaitford -  Sherfield English (HAM)


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and West Wellow.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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. Margaret of Antioch

Protestation Return 1641-1642

Parish Register Transcripts

Parish Registers Held at Hampshire Record Office

Not Known


Parish History

Wellow is a combined parish divided into East and West Wellow sharing the church of St. Margaret situate in East Wellow.  Historically West Wellow was in Wiltshire and East Wellow in Hampshire.  However the West Wellow section was transferred to Hampshire county jurisdiction in 1895.

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Romsey Registration District


Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873


Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1850-1899                 Teachers Taught 1868           Crime Reports 1800 - 1849



Kellys 1889




Emigration and Migration


Employment and Business


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts


Election and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818          Voters List 1832          Poll Book 1865               

General Items

Letters from Edward Husband 1900               Body Found in a Well 1949

Parish Notables

Florence Nightingale

It cannot go unmentioned that "The Lady with The Lamp"  who found fame with her devoted care to the injured during the Crimean War is buried in the churchyard at St. Margaret's.  Florence was born in Florence, Italy on 12th May 1820 and died peacefully in her sleep at 10 South Street, Park Lane, London on 13th August 1910 age 90.  She did not wish to be buried, her wish was that her body be used for medical research.  The Government offered a state funeral and burial in Westminster Abbey.  Neither Florence's wishes nor the offer from the Government were accepted by her relatives and she was laid to rest in the churchyard where her parents were also buried.  Her funeral service was held in St. Paul's Cathedral on 20th August 1910 and her coffin was escorted to the church at Wellow by train to Romsey station and escorted by soldiers from the regiments she nursed in the Crimea.    Read more about Florence Nightingale and her life.               Florence Nightingale photo gallery     


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Appointment of Overseers

1860          1868       1870           1872



Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Rogo Gascelyn 1322       


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorial & Military Gallery

West Wellow War Memorial           Why the Poppy



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