On this day

August 11, 1853

cover page of Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette published on August 11, 1853

Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette





Available years

1822-1873, 1878-1884, 1886-1890

The Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette began life as Simpson’s Salisbury Gazette, published weekly in Salisbury from January 1816. George Simpson was both proprietor and editor. Simpson moved publication to Devizes in 1819 following threat of a libel action and changed the name of the paper to the Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette. It advocated agricultural interests and supported the Church of England.

The Simpson family ran the paper for three generations. It is now known as the Gazette and Herald.


For this newspaper, we have the following titles in, or planned for, our digital archive:

  • 1821–1900 Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette
  • 1913–52 Wiltshire Gazette.

This newspaper is published by Newsquest in Devizes, Wiltshire, England. It was digitised and first made available on the British Newspaper Archive in Feb 9, 2013 . The latest issues were added in Nov 15, 2016.