Place:Clarendon Park, Wiltshire, England

NameClarendon Park
TypeExtra parochial area, Civil parish
Coordinates51.056°N 1.723°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoAlderbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Salisbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Salisbury and Wilton Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1934 - 1974
Salisbury District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Clarendon Park, Wiltshire is a Grade I listed building, estate and civil parish near Salisbury in Wiltshire, England. At the 2011 UK census the population of the parish was 246.

The parish is almost entirely farmland, with parkland and gardens around the 18th-century house. In the southwest the parish extends to the Petersfinger area on the western outskirts of Salisbury, and the west bank of the Salisbury Avon. The Clarendon Way recreational footpath passes through the parish.

Clarendon Forest housed a royal hunting lodge in the 12th century, which was expanded into a royal palace in the 13th. In the 16th century the buildings reverted to a hunting lodge and were then abandoned. Today only foundations and part of one wall survive.

The house was completed in 1737 for Peter Bathurst, MP for Salisbury, and remodelled internally in 1814 and 1920. After having been passed down the Hervey-Bathurst family, it was bought by the Christie-Miller family around 1920.

Research Tips

  • From this Ancestry page you can browse the Wiltshire parishes which have parish register transcripts online, quite often from very early dates. However, reading the early ones requires skill and patience. Transcriptions should also be in FamilySearch.
  • A further collection of online source references will be found on the county page for Wiltshire.
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