Place:Stratford St. Anthony, Wiltshire, England

NameStratford St. Anthony
Alt namesStratford-St. Anthonysource: Family History Library Catalog
Stratford-Tonysource: Family History Library Catalog
Stratford-Toneysource: Wikipedia
Stratford Tonysource: alternate spelling
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.037°N 1.869°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--
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Stratford Tony, also spelt Stratford Toney, formerly known as Stratford St. Anthony and Toney Stratford, is a small village and civil parish in southern Wiltshire, England. It lies on the River Ebble and is about 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Salisbury.

The population of the parish peaked at around 165 in the 1860s and has declined since then. In the 2011 UK census it was 55.

The parish is narrow in the east-west direction. To the south it extends onto high chalk downland, while to the north the parish boundary is the Shaftesbury Drove. Now a byway, this was formerly used to drive cattle and other livestock from Shaftesbury in Dorset to markets at Salisbury and beyond.

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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