Record summary list

In summary the types of record held include the following:

Local Government records from:

  • Wiltshire County Council
  • Boroughs of Calne, Chippenham, Devizes, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Salisbury, Swindon, Wilton and Wootton Bassett
  • Urban and Rural District Councils
  • District Councils
  • Parish Councils

Court records from:

  • Quarter Sessions
  • Petty Sessions
  • County Courts

Records of other official services:

  • Water authorities
  • Health services
  • Poor law unions
  • Probate records
  • Tithe awards
  • Inland Revenue
  • Charity Commission

Records of the Anglican Church:

  • Salisbury Diocese - central diocesan records
  • Parishes
  • Salisbury Theological College

Records of Nonconformist Churches

Charities

Newspapers, directories and other printed sources

Family and Estate records

Miscellaneous societies and organisations including:

  • Trade unions
  • Community organisations
  • Political parties and members of parliament
  • Wiltshire Friendly Society
  • Rural Development Commission
  • Women's Institutes

Solicitors including:

  • Andrews and Hepworth, Pewsey
  • Awdry & Co, Devizes
  • Bevan Ashford, Swindon
  • Bevirs, Wootton Bassett
  • Creswicks, Chippenham
  • Elwells, Highworth
  • Farnfield & Nicholls, Warminster
  • Forrester & Forrester, Malmesbury
  • Goughs, Calne
  • Hoare's Bank, London
  • Mann, Rodway and Green, Trowbridge
  • Merriman, Marlborough
  • Mullings, Cirencester
  • Parker Bullen, Salisbury
  • Pinniger Finch, Westbury
  • Trethowans, Salisbury
  • Wilkins & Hill, Bradford on Avon
  • Wilsons, Salisbury
  • Woods & Awdry, Chippenham

Businesses including:

  • Avon Rubber, Melksham, tyre manufacturers
  • Beavens, Holt, tanners
  • Bowyers, Trowbridge, sausage manufacturers
  • British Gas
  • British Rail, Western Region (including Great Western Railway)
  • Butcher's, Warminster, builders
  • Case's, Westbury Leigh, tanners
  • Chivers, Devizes, builders
  • Clarks, Trowbridge, cloth manufacturers
  • Colliers, Trowbridge, cloth merchants
  • Cow & Gate, Trowbridge, baby food manufacturers
  • Cunningtons, Devizes, wine merchants
  • Higgins, Salisbury, chemists
  • Lavertons, Westbury, cloth manufacturers
  • Nestle, Staverton, milk products
  • Reeves, Bratton, machine makers
  • Rendells, Devizes, builders
  • Salters, Trowbridge, cloth manufacturers
  • Sawtells, Melksham, feather purifiers
  • Spencers, Melksham, engineers
  • Spencer Moulton, Bradford, rubber mfrs
  • Sykes, Warminster, farmer
  • Swindon Cable TV
  • Swindon Permanent Building Society
  • Unigate, Trowbridge, milk products
  • Ushers, Trowbridge, brewers
  • Wadworth, Devizes, brewers
  • Westinghouse, Chippenham, engineers
  • Wilton Royal Carpet Co

Professional firms including:

  • A Borthwick, archaeological research
  • Bothams, Salisbury, architects
  • Brakspear, Corsham, architects
  • Carter Jonas, Marlborough, estate agents
  • Fielder & Jones, Malmesbury, estate agents
  • Humberts, Salisbury, estate agents
  • Imrie Porter and Wakefield, Warminster, architects
  • Strutt and Parker, Salisbury, estate agents
  • Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, auctioneers
  • Wyvern Group, Devizes, architects

Maps and plans

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