Salisbury Journal

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Salisbury Journal
TypeWeekly newspaper
HeadquartersSalisbury, England
Circulation7,155 (as of 2022)[1]

The Salisbury Journal is the local newspaper for the Salisbury area of England.[2]


Founded in 1729, it was revived by William Collins in 1736, who used it to oppose the government of Sir Robert Walpole. Benjamin Collins took over the publication of the Journal after his brother's death.[3] In the 19th century, it was known as the Salisbury and Winchester Journal.

The Beinecke Library of Yale University owns an almost unbroken run of the Journal, from No. 1, 27 November 1736 to the end of the eighteenth century.[3][4] The run of the Journal in the British Newspaper Archive begins in 1762.[5]

The newspaper is now part of the Newsquest publishing company.[6] It contains, among other things, local news, local sport reports, cars for sale, assorted classified advertisements and government and utility notices. It is published weekly on a Thursday. The current editor and publisher is Bill Browne.


  1. ^ "Salisbury Journal". Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK). 22 February 2023. Retrieved 10 May 2023.
  2. ^ "Official website". Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b Knapp, Mary E. (Autumn 1983). "Political and local verse in the early years of the Salisbury Journal, and a poem 'By a Country Curate', 1742". The Hatcher Review. 2 (16): 260–267.
  4. ^ "Yale University Library Catalog". Yale University Library. hdl:10079/bibid/9422862.[dead link]
  5. ^ "The British Newspaper Archive". Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Newsquest website". Retrieved 14 November 2012.

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