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Stapleford - OPC Vacancy

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Stapleford - St Mary Stapleford - St Mary

Stapleford Photo gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Berwick St James - Great Wishford - Little Langford - South Newton - Steeple Langford - Woodford


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Stapleford.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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. Mary

Stapleford sits on the River Till.  It's church is a tall, compact building rising on a hill slope beside this pretty village.  Its glory is its magnificent late 12th Century arcade with massive round columns and fine capitals carrying four elaborately carved arches, the soffits of which still show some of the original painted decoration.  The south doorway is also 12th Century.

St. Mary Church Gallery

Protestation Return 1641-1642          Bishop of Salisbury's Memorial Fund 1870


Suspension of Benefice 2018

Parish Register Transcripts


1600-1749          1750-1837

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1637-1962
Marriages 1637-1990
Burials 1633-1992

Parish Registers in Wilts 1888


Parish History


Buildings and Land

Parsonage Sale 1762          Owners of Land 1873

Public Houses

Pelican Inn

Bullocks left at the Pelican Inn 1835


Crime and Legal Matters

Bastardy Examinations          Swing Riot Trials 1830-1831           Crime Reports 1850-1899



Post Office 1855          Kellys 1867          Kellys 1880          Kellys 1915




Emigration and Migration

Emigrant - Thomas and Elizabeth Young 1768-1847


Employment and Business

Agriculture and Land

Sale of Hereford Oxen 1848          Farming Business 1900-1999


Apprentice records published here may not necessarily mean that the apprentice was from the parish but was apprenticed to a master within the parish.

William Barber 1758


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables


Mad Bull Gores Farmer 1948


Oak Apple Day 1893

Census Returns Transcripts

1841         1851

Elections and Polls

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


Inquest Reports 1800-1849

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - These items were donated by Ken Tuck and contains entries that may or may not relate to the Tuck family however they have been published as such.  Many references to Quaker entries may be found from across the county.


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse


Wilton Union Guardians Appointed 1835           Guardians Dinner & Election of Guardians 1870        



1860          1868          1870           1872



Inquisition of Lands Held of Nicholas de Kyngestone 1323       


War, Conflict and Military Matters

The village has no WWI war memorial - many young men of the village took up arms and all returned without a single loss of life.  Stapleford has the unique title of Wiltshire's only "Thankful Parish" the name given to those parishes whose parish sons all returned from the Great War.  As it 2015 this claim is in disrepute although no further information is available at present.

Why the Poppy



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