Place:Redlynch, Wiltshire, England

Alt namesPensworthsource: former name of Redlynch
Morgan's Valesource: village in parish
Woodfallssource: tything in parish
Loversource: village in parish
Warminster Greensource: former name of Lover
Bohemiasource: hamlet in parish
Hamptworthsource: hamlet in parish
Langley Woodsource: hamlet in parish
Langley-Woodsource: hyphenated
Nomanslandsource: hamlet in parish, east of Hamptworth
No Mans Landsource: alternate spelling of above
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates50.988°N 1.712°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoDownton, Wiltshire, Englandparish in which it was a chapelry
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
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

Redlynch is a village and civil parish about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) southeast of Salisbury in Wiltshire, England. The parish includes the villages of Morgan's Vale and Woodfalls immediately west and southwest of Redlynch, and Lover, 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of Redlynch; together with the hamlets of Bohemia, Hamptworth, Langley Wood and Nomansland (also No Mans Land). Pensworth was an early name for the northern part of Redlynch. Warminster Green was the former name for the hamlet of Lover.

The village, and much of the parish, lies within the boundaries of the New Forest National Park. The River Blackwater rises near Lover and flows east through the parish towards Landford and Hampshire, where it joins the Test. North of Hamptworth, the river forms the parish boundary.

Redlynch was a chapelry in the parish of Downton and became a civil parish in 1896. As a result, it was never a parish in a Wiltshire hundred. Its population according to the UK census of 2011 was 3,448.

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

"REDLYNCH, a hamlet and a chapelry in Downton parish, Wilts. The hamlet lies near the S verge of the county, 1½ mile E of the river Avon, 5¾ S W of Dean [railway] station, and 7 S E by S of Salisbury; and has a post-office under Salisbury. The chapelry was constituted in 1841. Population: 1,170. Houses: 280. The property is munch sub-divided. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value: not reported. Patron: the Vicar of Downton. The church is good."

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 11, pp19-77 - Parish: Downton". British History Online. University of London. A description of Redlynch follows that of the village of Downton. There are two maps of the parish following each other illustrating the northwest and southeast (mistakenly entitled west section) parts in 1837.
  • 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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