Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Britford

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.


Primary tabs

"BRITFORD, (or Burford), a parish and village in the hundred of Cawden and Cadworth, in the county of Wilts, 2 miles S.E. from Salisbury. It is situated on the river Avon, and includes the hamlets of East Harnham and Longford. It is supposed to have been a Roman settlement. The manor, which before the Norman Conquest was held by King Harold, now belongs to Viscount Folkestone, whose seat is Longford Castle. This mansion, which is a triangular structure with an inner court, having circular turrets at each angle, was built in 1591 by Sir Thomas Gorges.


The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury, of the value of £281, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, a spacious edifice in the form of a cross, with a tower at the centre, is dedicated to St. Peter, and contains an ancient altar-tomb, sometimes said, but on doubtful authority, to be that of Henry Duke of Buckingham, who was beheaded by Richard III. Attached to the church is the mausoleum of the Bouverie family. In addition to the parish church there is a neat chapel of ease, built of flint and stone, recently erected. There is a National school, built in 1853. The chief residence is Britford Moat House. A fair for sheep is held in the village on the 12th August."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Britford area or see them printed on a map.


Church Records

  • Common to all parishes is a VRI Chr 1856-1879


Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Britford which are provided by:



Ask for a calculation of the distance from Britford to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Britford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.