Place:North Tidworth, Wiltshire, England

NameNorth Tidworth
Alt namesTidworthsource: name of parish since 1992
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.233°N 1.667°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoAmesbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Pewsey Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
Kennet District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"TIDWORTH (North), a parish, with a village, in the [registration] district of Andover and county of Wilts; 2 miles SW of Ludgershall, and 5¾ NNW of Grateley [railway] station. It has a post-office under Marlborough, and an inn. Acres: 3,069. Real property, with Ludgershall: £4,133. Population of [North Tidworth] alone: 345. Houses: 68. [Tidworth] Park was the seat of the late T. Assheton Smith, Esq.; had, in his time, a remarkable sporting establishment, still commemorated in the Tidworth hunt; and occupies the site of a manor-house which gave rise to Addison's play of the "Drummer or the Haunted House". The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value: £266. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. Charities, £22."

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South Tidworth was across the county border in Hampshire until 1992 when the boundary between the counties was redrawn. The parishes remained separate until 2004.

Tidworth is a garrison town (see Tidworth Camp) and civil parish in southeast Wiltshire, England, located along the A338 road and close to the even busier A303 road. It has a growing civilian population. Situated at the eastern edge of Salisbury Plain, it is approximately 10 miles (16 km) west of Andover, 12 miles (19 km) south of Marlborough, 24 miles (39 km) south of Swindon, 15 miles (24 km) north by north-east of Salisbury and 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Amesbury. Its population was 10,621 in the UK census of 2011.

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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