Place:Odstock, Wiltshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.034°N 1.791°W
Located inWiltshire, England
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--
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Odstock is a village and civil parish about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of Salisbury in Wiltshire, England. Since 1934 the parish has included the village of Nunton with its nearby hamlet of Bodenham. The parish is in the valley of the River Ebble, which joins the Hampshire Avon near Bodenham. Odstock has a population of 554 in the UK census of 2011.

Fragmentary records from Saxon times indicate that the Ebble valley was then a thriving area and the River Ebble was also known as the River Chalke. The Domesday Book in 1086 divided the Chalke Valley into eight manors, Chelke (Bower Chalke and Broad Chalke), Eblesborne (Ebbesbourne Wake), Fifehide (Fifield Bavant), Cumbe (Coombe Bissett), Humitone (Homington), Odestoche (Odstock), Stradford (Stratford Tony) and Trow (equivalent to Alvediston and Tollard Royal).

Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) is said to have stayed in Odstock in a 17th-century house that was once an inn called the Parsonage.

Nunton and Bodenham were transferred from Downton parish to Odstock in 1934.

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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