Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)
Erlestoke - Imber - Little Cheverell - Potterne - Worton & Marston
Websites of Interest
GenUKI for information on Great Cheverell.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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.
The Parish Church of St. Peter
Parish Registers held at WSHC
Great Cheverell has a church (St. Peter) with Perp. W. Tower, nave, porch, and S. chapel with fine roof. The chancel is Early English., and there is a good recessed tomb in N. wall, which may be that of the founder. The fine old S. door should be noticed. There is a marble monument to James Townsend and his wife (1750) and a tablet in the nave to the memory of Sir James Stonehouse, the "Mr Johnson" of Hannah More's Shepherd of Salisbury Plain, recalls the fact that the "Shepherd" himself, Saunders by name, was also a resident here, and his cottage is still pointed out to visitors. The manor-house is an old building, excellently preserved, with a court-house and cells juxta-position. There is a beautiful view over the valley towards Devizes, and the fine hedgerow elms greatly enhance it. The manufacture of iron sheep-bells, which was carried on here for generations, has come to an end. [source: The Little Guides, Methuen, 1949]
1837 - Present Devizes Registration District
Buildings and Land
Sales by Auction
Rowde Estate Sale 1874
Crime and Legal Matters
Emigration and Migration
Employment and Business
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Census Returns Transcripts
Elections and Polls
Personal Research Items
Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - This item was donated by Ken Tuck and contains entries that may or may not relate to the Tuck family however they have been published as such. Many refer to Quaker burials found across the county
Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse
War, Conflict and Military Matters