Place:Coombe Bissett, Wiltshire, England

NameCoombe Bissett
Alt namesCoombe-Bissettsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.037°N 1.846°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoCawden and Cadworth 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
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Coombe Bissett is a village and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire, 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Salisbury on the A354 road towards Blandford Forum. Since 1934 the parish includes the village of Homington; both villages are in the River Ebble valley.

A medieval packhorse bridge, now a footbridge, crosses the Ebble close to the newer road bridge at Coombe Bissett.

Coombe Bissett and Homington were separate parishes, each with its own church, until they were united as a joint ecclesiastical parish in 1885. Homington was absorbed into Coombe Bissett civil parish in 1934.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Coombe Bissett.

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.
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Coombe Bissett. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.