Place:Homington, Wiltshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.033°N 1.826°W
Located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1934)
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, Englanddistrict municipality 1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority 2009--

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

"HOMINGTON, a parish in Alderbury [registration] district, Wilts; on a branch of the river Avon, 3½ miles SW by S of Salisbury [railway] station. Post town, Salisbury. Acres: 1,340. Rated property: £850. Population: 155. Houses: 36. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value: £57. Patrons: the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury. The church was reported in 1859 as very bad."

The parishes of Homington and Coombe Bissett were separate neighbouring 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.

There is more description of the area under 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.