Place:Laverstock, Wiltshire, England

Alt namesFordsource: settlement in parish
Milfordsource: settlement in parish
Hampton Parksource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.076°N 1.774°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoAlderbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Underditch Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was also located
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Laverstock and Ford is a parish council serving the modern civil parish of Laverstock, on the northeast and eastern outskirts of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. The parish is shaped like a figure 7 and incorporates the villages of Laverstock and Ford, the eastern half of the former manor of Milford, the ancient settlement of Old Sarum, and part of the Hampton Park district on the edge of Salisbury.

Laverstock has been the site of a settlement since the 6th century and there is evidence that it was occupied much earlier. It lies on the east bank of the River Bourne with rising downland on its eastern boundary. To the southwest lies the Salisbury district of Hampton Park and to the northeast, Winterbourne Earls.

The parish falls within the Laverstock, Ford and Old Sarum electoral ward of Wiltshire District. The population of the ward taken at the 2011 census was 4,092. Laverstock is the largest settlement in the parish, having a population of around 3,000 in 2011.

Ford (redirected here) is the easternmost settlement in the parish, bordered by Old Sarum to the northwest and Hampton Park to the south. The area is entirely residential, with the exception of a few farms surrounding it. Ford had a population of 402 in 2011. There is another small settlement named Ford in the northwest corner of Wiltshire in the parish of North Wraxall.

Milford and Hampton Park have also been redirected here. Wikipedia has a short note on each of them.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Laverstock.

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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