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Chitterne - OPC Vacancy

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Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Codford - Fisherton Delamere - Imber - Knook - Maddington - Orcheston St George - Tilshead - Upton Lovell - West Lavington



GenUKI - For information on Chitterne All Saints 
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies 
Wiltshire Community History - Historical information for parishes within the Wiltshire County jurisdiction.
University of Leicester's - Website for Historical Trade Directories
Register of One-Place Studies - Chitterne Entry


Parish Churches of All Saints and St. Mary

Historically there were two churches serving the village of Chitterne situated about 0.2 miles apart.  Both churches were established in the early part of the 14th Century. 

The earliest vicars listed are for All Saints in 1306 and for St. Mary's in 1319.  Church registers exist for both churches from 1654 as in 1653 since the two parishes were so small they were combined as one parish by Act of Parliament.  The Benefices were united by deed in 1819 but did not share a vicar until the death of William Wapshare, Vicar of St. Mary's. 

The first shared vicar was William Macdonald who was the incumbent of All Saints at the time of Wapshare's death.  In 1861 the foundation stone was laid for the new church of All Saints & St Mary's; the church was consecrated in 1862. 

All Saints Photo Gallery                    St. Mary's Photo Gallery


Parish History


Buildings and Land

Listed Building - Milepost about 1 mile south west of Chitterne                 Great Flood 1841                Owners of Land 1873           


Crime and Legal Matters

Chitterne Man involved in Shooting Robber 1716

General Items

Crime Reports 1850-1899



Post Office 1855               Post Office 1875




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Game Licenses 1846                 Wiltshire Society Apprentice - Thomas Tasker 1877-1879


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables      

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871

Elections, Polls & Tax Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772                 Poll Book 1865 (All Saints)               Poll Book 1865 (St. Mary)               MP Nominations 2015

Family Notices

Family Notices 1800-1849

Inquest Reports

Coroners Bills 1752-1796               Inquest Reports 1800-1899                Mary Ann Drewitt 1874                 William Tilley 1900      

Parish Notables

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John Wallis Titt, Mechanical Engineer    



Knights Compositions 1628     


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse



National Probate Index 1858-1966

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Richard Westfield 1625          Matthew Ley 1638

Parishioners Wills

Benjamin Gyles Proved 1742          John Parham Proved 1821


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Casualties of WWI Honoured in the Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book William James Feltham KIA 1916 Connected to Chitterne WWI - Percy Pike
War Memorial Window 1914-1918
Chitterne War Memorial R.A.F. Crash 1936
Roll of Honour Plaque 1939-1945    


Civil Registration

1837 - Present Warminster Registration District


Parish Registers held at WSHC

All Saints

Baptisms 1653-1921
Marriages 1654-1993
Burials 1653-1900

St. Mary's

Baptisms 1653-1921
Marriages 1654-1921
Burials 1653-1900



All Saints

Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911

St. Mary's

Marriages 1611-1837            
Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911



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