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Great Chalfield (Chalfield Magna) - OPC Vacancy

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Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Atworth - Bradford On Avon - Broughton Gifford - Holt - South Wraxall


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Chalfield Magna.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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 All Saints

All Saints Church

Church News 

1800-1899          1900-1999          2000 - Present

Parish Register Transcripts


1545-1599           1600-1699          1700-1749          1750-1799          1800-1837


1607-1699          1700-1834


1581-1699          1700-1837

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1545-1991
Marriages 1608-1993
Burials 1581-1985


Parish History 

Great Chalfield or Chalfield Magna lies a little to the north east of Bradford on Avon.  All Saints built as a private chapel adjoining the mediaeval manor house by the family of Tropenell during the 15th century. There is a  panelled cradle roof, a stone screen carved with heraldry, a Georgian three-decker pulpit and wall paintings depicting the life of St. Katherine.  The manor house is in the care of the National Trust.

The parish also includes Little Chalfield.

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Bradford Registration District
April 1936 - Present Trowbridge Registration District


Buildings and Land


Farming Reports 1901-1909

Chalfield Manor


Great Chalfield Manor was used in the BBC dramatisation of Poldark.  It is used as the home of Caroline & Dr. Enys known as Killewarren.  The Chalfield Manor House appealed to the production team because it is still lived in by the original family, the Floyds.  This gives ‘Killewarren’ a feeling of warmth and domesticity which couldn’t be recreated in a studio.

Old House to be Repaired 1904           Struck by Lightning 1938          Gift to the Nation 1942


Lenton Farm to Let 1795


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1811


Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1899               Water Rights Dispute Hargreaves v Fuller 1890               Crime Mystery 1934               Runaway Car 1937



Post Office 1855          Post Office 1875               Post Office 1875 (Little Chalfield & Cottles)               Kellys 1889               Kellys 1915               Kellys 1915 (Little Chalfield & Cottles)




Emigration and Migration


Employment and Business


Spackman Family Agricultural Success 1850-1899           Walter Spencer Agricultural Success 1862-1878

Avon Rubber

Board Changes 1936

Situations Vacant & Wanted



Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

West Wilts Constitutional Association Ball 1928


Diamond Wedding Celebration 1931           Engagement, Marriage & Tragedy 1938

Census Returns Transcripts

1851          1861

Elections and Polls

Poll Book 1818          Voters List 1832             Voters List 1832 (Little Chalfield)              Voters Lists Revisions 1843


Hunt Ball 1929          Avon Vale Hunt Ball 1934

Family Notices

1800-1849          1850-1899          1900-1949          1950-1999

Funeral Reports

James Allen Harding 1921

General Items

High Sheriff of Wiltshire Nominations 1925           Major Fuller's Illness 1939


Sarah Spackman 1867


Robert Fullwood Fuller 1955

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


Commutation of Tithes 1837


Guest List at Wedding of P. J. S. Boyle & M. E. Fuller 1938 George Church & Doris Randall 1939 Christopher Fuller & Susan Hambro 1939
Second Marriage of Mary Fuller 1948    


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Appointments of Poor Law Officers

Election of Poor Law Union Officers 1835                 Bradford Union Medical Appointments 1842               Election of Guardians of the Poor March 1842               Election of Guardians of the Poor June 1842 

General Items           

Bradford Union Registration Districts 1836                               Tender to Survey Parishes for Poor Rate Assessment 1837                  Poor Law Union Audit 1849



Probate Estate Notice of Mrs. Fuller 1931           Probate Estate Notice of Major Fuller 1956


War, Conflict and Military Matters




Arthur George Reynolds 1918           Frederick William James Young 1918

Memorials and Commemoration Items

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918           WWI Roll of Honour Plaque           Why the Poppy


Roll of Honour Plaque 1939-1945



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