Place:Earldoms, Wiltshire, England

TypeExtra parochial area, Civil parish
Coordinates51°N 1.634°W
Located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1898)
See alsoFrustfield Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Salisbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1898
Landford, Wiltshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1898
Salisbury District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Earldoms from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"EARLDOMS, an extra-parochial tract in Alderbury [registration] district, Wilts; 7½ miles SE of Salisbury. Population: 48. Houses: 9. It was an ancient property of the Pembrokes; is much occupied with dense wood; and has, among its wood, an anciently entrenched hill, with single rampart and ditch."

It was made a civil parish in 1858 and in 1898 was absorbed into Landford civil parish.

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.