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Great Cheverell - OPC Vacancy

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Great Cheverell - St. Peter Great Cheverell - St. Peter ©John Pope

Great Cheverell Photo Gallery

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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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

Baptisms 1653-1987
Marriages 1654-1994
Burials 1654-1987


Parish History

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]

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Devizes Registration District


Buildings and Land

Gaming Notices 1846          Owners of Land 1873 


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1811

Sales by Auction

Rowde Estate Sale 1874


Crime and Legal Matters


Husband Beat Wife 1853


Bastardy Examinations 1839-1875


Fraud Across Wiltshire 1923 

Miscellaneous Items

Crime Reports 1800-1849                 Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879             Crime Reports 1850-1899


Son Steals Family Chickens 1846



Post Office 1855          Post Office 1875          Kellys 1915




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business


Apprentice records published here may not necessarily mean that the apprentice was from the parish but was apprenticed to a master within the parish.

Thomas Bolter 1759

Wiltshire Society Apprentices

George Mundy 1861


British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969             


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Dowding Family, Mormon Pioneers 1866-1868 


People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1851          1861          1871          1881          1891          1901          1911

Elections and Polls 

Poll of Freeholders 1772              Poll Book 1818          Voters List 1832            Voters Lists Revisions 1843                MP Nominations 2015


Hunt Ball 1929

Family Notices          

Family Notices 1850-1899

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

Poor Law Union Bread & Flour Contract 1838




War, Conflict and Military Matters

Why the Poppy          British Red Cross VAD Service Record for Constance Batchelor 1914              Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918



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