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St. Michael and All Angels
Shalbourne is located in Wiltshire
Shalbourne shown within Wiltshire
Population 558 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU3163
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Marlborough
Postcode district SN8
Post town Hungerford
Postcode district RG17
Dialling code 01672
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°22′05″N 1°33′00″W / 51.368°N 1.550°W / 51.368; -1.550Coordinates: 51°22′05″N 1°33′00″W / 51.368°N 1.550°W / 51.368; -1.550

Shalbourne is a civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Hungerford, Berkshire. Besides a village of the same name, the parish has a number of widely spaced small settlements including Bagshot and Stype, to the north, and Rivar and Oxenwood to the south. Before 1895, about half of the parish of Shalbourne (including its church) lay in Berkshire.

Local government[edit]

The civil parish elects a parish council. It is in the area of Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant local government functions.


Shalbourne has a primary school and a village hall which was built in 1843 as a schoolroom.[2][3][4]

Notable people[edit]

  • From 1608 until late 1637, tenants of the parish's Westcourt Manor included William Carpenter and his namesake son, both of whom emigrated to Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1638 on the Bevis from Southampton. The younger William Carpenter was a founder of Rehoboth, Massachusetts. The Rehoboth Carpenter family's descendants number in the tens of thousands, among whom are two U.S. presidents and a Project Mercury astronaut. William Carpenter [Jr.] married at Shalbourne in 1625 Abigail Briant, whose family had resided in the parish since at least the late 16th century.[5]
  • Jethro Tull, agricultural pioneer, owned a farm in the parish.

Notable buildings[edit]

The Anglican Church of St Michael and All Angels is Grade II* listed. It dates from the 13th century and was partly rebuilt and extended by G.F. Bodley in 1873.[6][7] Stained glass by Henry Haig was added in 1995.

Also Grade II* listed are West Court farmhouse and Shalbourne Manor farmhouse.[8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Shalbourne C of E Primary School". Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Shalbourne Village Hall". The Charity Commission. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Kingston Hall, Shalbourne (1365543)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Eugene Cole Zubrinsky, FASG, "Carpenter Sketches" (2009; see William1 and William2, Rehoboth section).
  6. ^ "Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Shalbourne". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Michael and All Angels, Shalbourned (1184401)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  8. ^ Historic England. "West Court farmhouse, Shalbourne (1033981)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  9. ^ Historic England. "Shalbourne Manor farmhouse (1184699)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Shalbourne at Wikimedia Commons