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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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
Parish Register Transcripts
Parish Registers held at WSHC
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.
1837 - April 1936 Bradford Registration District
April 1936 - Present Trowbridge Registration District
Buildings and Land
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.
Crime and Legal Matters
Emigration and Migration
Employment and Business
Situations Vacant & Wanted
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies
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
|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
War, Conflict and Military Matters
Memorials and Commemoration Items