Electronic ERD - Locations - Wiltshire, England

Compiled by E.C.Cawte, A.Helm & N.Peacock. Online ed.: P.T.Millington

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Location Grid Ref. Extant Time of Appearance Text Play Class Sources Note
[Unlocated] c. 1840ChristmasTextHero-CombatCarrington (1854)  
?Highworth(SU2092) ChristmasTextHero-CombatWilliams Coll.  
All Cannings(SU0761)1868ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatJones (1869)  
Alton Barnes(SU1061)1930ChristmasTextHero-CombatKennedy (1930) [1.]
Amesbury(SU1541)19th ctyChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatOlivier & Edwards (1930)  
Avebury(SU0969)1852ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatCarrington (1854)  
Baydon(SU2877) ChristmasTextHero-CombatGardiner Coll.  
Buttermere(SU3361)c. 1880ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatBurkitt (1953) [2.]
Calne(ST9971)16551 JanuaryNo TextDoubtfulMacray (1901) [3.]
Chilton Foliat(SU3270)1901ChristmasTextHero-CombatGardiner Coll.  
Cricklade (a)(SU0993)c. 1872ChristmasTextHero-CombatWilliams (1922), Williams Coll., Carpenter Coll. [4.]
Cricklade (b)(SU0993) Bark Harvest and ChristmasFrag.UnclassifiedWilliams (1923)  
Hilmarton(SU0175)  No TextHero-CombatGoddard (1942)  
Horningsham(ST8241)c. 1890ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatOlivier & Edwards (1930)  
Inglesham(SU2098)c. 1840ChristmasTextHero-CombatWilliams (1922)  
Lydiard Millicent(SU0986) ChristmasTextHero-CombatWilliams (1926)  
Maiden Bradley(ST8038)  No TextDoubtful Hero-CombatOlivier & Edwards (1930)  
Marlborough(SU1869)1881ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatHulme (1881)  
Minety(SU0091)1876 No TextHero-CombatSharp (1880) [5.]
Netheravon(SU1448)c. 1901 Frag.Hero-CombatCawte Coll.  
Potterne(ST9958)1890ChristmasTextHero-CombatBuchanan (1894)  
Quidhampton(SU1031)1913ChristmasTextHero-CombatOlivier & Edwards (1930)  
Rushall(SU1255)c. 1890ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatPriscilla (1925)  
Salisbury(SU1429)Bef. 1875 Frag.Hero-CombatCawte Coll., Parish (1875)  
Shrewton(SU0643)1936ChristmasTextHero-CombatHowlett (1936), BBC (1954a), Helm (1965), Ordish Coll.  
South Marston(SU1987) ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatWilliams (1912)  
Stockton(ST9838)19th ctyChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatOrdish Coll., Tennant (1900)  
Stourton(ST7733) ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatBalch (1908)  
Stratton St. Margaret(SU1787)Bef. 1912ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatWilliams (1912)  
Swindon(SU1484)c. 1835ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatMorris (1885)  
Tollard Royal(ST9417)c. 1886ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatCox (1970) [3.]
Twerton(ST7264)c. 1870ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatKendall (1944) [3.]
Woodford(SU1136)early 20th ctyChristmasNo TextHero-CombatOlivier & Edwards (1930)  
Wootton Bassett(SU0682)c. 1860ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatWiltshire (1908)  
Wootton Rivers(SU1963)c. 1850ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatCarrington (1854), Olivier & Edwards (1930)  


1.In 1930, it was reported that this play was performed annually. It was learned from a man living at Stanton St. Bernard.
2.Burkitt (1953) says 'our mummers were all natives of a tiny village in the Wiltshire Downs ... (at) ... the Rectory which was my home.' His father must therefore have been Rector of this village about 1880, i.e. 'more than 70 years ago'. Crockford's Clerical Directory for 1895, 27th issue, Horace Cox, London, 1895, gives William Esdaile Burkitt, Buttermere Rectory, Hungerford, rector of Buttermere, Diocese of Sarum, appointed 1869.
3.Pt.3 addition
4.Pt.2 changes: c.1872 and source Carpenter Coll. added
5.Sharp (1880) refers to 'a dancing fight in two lines opposed to each other.' This is reminiscent of several chapbook versions.
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