Place:Winterbourne Dantsey, Wiltshire, England

NameWinterbourne Dantsey
Alt namesWinterbourne-Dantseysource: alternate spelling
Winterbourne Dauntseysource: Wikipedia, alternate spelling
Winterbourne-Dauntseysource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.113°N 1.75°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoAlderbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Amesbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Winterbourne, Wiltshire, Englandcivil parish which it joined in 1934
Salisbury District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Winterbourne Dantsey is a village in Wiltshire, England, in the Bourne valley on the A338 road about 3.5 miles (6 km) northeast of Salisbury.

The village adjoins the villages of Winterbourne Earls and Winterbourne Gunner. It is part of the civil parish of Winterbourne, formed in 1934 by amalgamating the three ancient parishes. The name Winterbourne comes from the River Bourne, which flows through all three villages in winter and tends to dry up in summer, while Dantsey (sometimes Dauntsey) comes from "Roger Danteseye", who was the lord of the manor in 1242.

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

"WINTERBOURNE-DANTSEY, a parish in Amesbury [registraion] district, Wilts; 1½ mile SSW of Porton [railway] station, and 4 NN E of Salisbury. Post town: Salisbury. Acres: 1,162. Real property, with [Winterbourne] Earls: £3,268. Population: 171. Houses: 39. The manor belonged anciently to the Danvers, and gave them the title of Baron. The living is a vicarage, united with [Winterbourne] Earls, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value: £250. Patron: the Bishop of [Salisbury] The church was taken down in 1867. There is a Methodist chapel."

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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