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Whiteparish is a village and civil parish about 7.5 miles (12.1 km) southeast of Salisbury in Wiltshire, England. The village is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the county boundary with Hampshire. The United Kingdom Census 2011/2011 census recorded a parish population of 2918.[1]

The village falls in 'Alderbury and Whiteparish' electoral ward. The ward starts in the north west at Alderbury and stretches south east to Whiteparish. The total ward population as taken at the 2011 census was 4,261.[2]

Whiteparish All Saints Primary school accepts children from nursery to year 6. It is a small school, in the middle of Whiteparish, with approximately 150 students.

The A27 road passes through the village.

The place-name 'Whiteparish' is first attested in 1319. It was earlier recorded as 'la Whytechyrche' in 1278, and 'Album Monasterium' in 1291, which both mean 'white church'.[3] The reference is presumably to a stone or whitewashed church.

Abbotstone House is a Grade II listed building, adjacent to the A27, in the north-western part of this village. Other major residences include Melchet Park, Cowesfield House, Broxmore House, and Brickworth. [4] Brickworth is an old modernized mansion, which was long the seat of the Eyres; it now belongs to Earl Nelson. Earl Nelson is lord of the manor. [5]


  1. ^ "Area selected: Salisbury (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Alderbury and Whiteparish ward 2011.Retrieved 10 March 2015". 
  3. ^ Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.514.
  4. ^ "UK Genealogy Archives: Whiteparish, Wiltshire". Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "UK Genealogy Archives: Brickworth". Retrieved 2 December 2014. 

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Coordinates: 51°00′N 1°39′W / 51.000°N 1.650°W / 51.000; -1.650