Idmiston  Wiltshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Idmiston like this:

IDMISTON, a tything and a parish in Amesbury district, Wilts. The tything lies on the Bourne branch or the river Avon, and on the London, Yeovil, and Exeter railway, near Porton r. station, 4 miles SE of Amesbury, and 5¾ NE by N of Salisbury. Pop., 212. Houses, 46. -The parish contains also the chapelry of Porton, the tythings of Gomeldon and Shripple, and part of the tything of Ford. ...

Post town, Salisbury. Acres, 5, 520. Real property, with Boscombe and Winterbourne-Gunner, £7, 630. Rated property of I. alone, £4, 266. Pop., 542. Houses, 116. The property of Idmiston tything is all in one estate, but that of Porton chapelry is divided. The manor belongs to the Earl of Normanton. A strip along the river is rich water meadow. There are several tumuli and barrows. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Porton, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £278. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The parish church is ancient; has a wooden tower; was undergoing restoration in 1866; and contains several monuments, one of which is to the Rev. John Bowle, who edited Don Quixote in 6 vols., and was buried in the church in 1788. The church of Porton is tolerable.

Idmiston through time

Idmiston is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Idmiston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Idmiston, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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