Collingbourne Kingston - Great Bedwyn - Hurstbourne Tarrant (HAM) - Ludgershall - Tangley (HAM) - Tidcombe with Hippenscombe
Register of One-Place Studies - Chute Entry
The Parish Church of St. Nicholas
Rebuilt between 1869 and 1872, the church is of red brick with stone facings; inside is a chancel, nave, small south transept, a wagon roof and a south western tower with a spire. The Norman font from a previous church on the same site is still in use. Just inside the churchyard gate is a hand pump and stone bowl installed in the Victorian era for the use of poor parishioners. The main benefactor of St. Nicholas was Thomas Fowle who also financed the building of St. Mary's in neighbouring Chute Forest. The eminent Victorian architect John Loughborough Pearson was employed on both churches so it is no surprise that they are of similar design. Chute with Chute Forest are in the Savernake Team Ministry together with ten other parishes in north east Wiltshire - Burbage, Collingbourne Ducis & Everleigh, Collingbourne Kingston, East Grafton, Great Bedwyn, Little Bedwyn, Ham & Buttermere, Savernake Forest, Shalbourne and Tidcombe & Fosbury. The church is normally open to visitors during daylight hours. St. Nicholas Church Gallery
Parish Register Transcripts
Registers held at WSHC
Chute and Chute Forest are two separate neighbouring parishes on the eastern border of the county where Wiltshire meets Hampshire. They have been joined ecclesiastically since 1954.
The parish of Chute is made up of the hamlets of Upper Chute, Lower Chute, Chute Cadley and Chute Standen; the latter two are isolated and have no more than about a dozen dwellings between them. Upper Chute is the largest of the hamlets and offers spectacular views across the Wiltshire countryside.
July 1837 - 31st March 1880 - Andover Registration District
1st April 1880 - 31st April 1936 - Pewsey Registration District
1st May 1936 - Present - Devizes Registration District
Newspapers are a treasure trove of information for family history researchers and social historians. You may find your ancestors mentioned in the court columns either as the perpetrator or victim of crime - alcohol related offences, poaching and theft were the most common misdemeanours in the courts in the 19th century.
Primarily, the articles shown below are those that contain names of parishioners to assist family history researchers however, these articles should not be presumed to be all that appear in the given years, or that there are no articles in the years omitted. Articles relating to the parishes of Chute and Chute Forest have been placed here together.
Hurstbourne Tarrant, Upton, Clanville, Tangley, Vernham Dean (Hampshire) and Ludgershall (Wiltshire) are all within 3 miles of Chute and Chute Forest. The nearest towns are Andover (Hampshire) 7 miles and Marlborough (Wiltshire) 17 miles
Buildings and Land
Cross Keys, Upper Chute
Hatchet Inn, Lower Chute
Crime and Legal Matters
There were two schools in Chute in 1818. From 1841 a room at Chute Standen was used partly for a school affiliated to the National Society. A new school, built between Chute and Chute Standen in 1858, was attended by pupils from Chute, its hamlets, and Chute Forest. The school closed in 1978.
Emigration and Migration
Employment and Business
Wiltshire Society Apprentices
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies
Census Returns Transcripts
County coroners were introduced in England in around 1194 once established other boroughs and liberties sought the right to have their own coroner. Often in Medieval times the coroner also assumed the role of the sheriff and his duties weren't limited to holding inquests on dead bodies although almost a full time post they were unpaid for the duties apart from those that were deemed murder or manslaughter when they would receive 13s. 4d. From the 24th June 1752 a law was passed allowing the coroner to claim £1 for every inquest they attended not held in a gaol and also to claim 9d per mile travel allowance from the place of residence. Inquests held in any gaol were performed at a rate totalling no more than £1. These costs were to be paid from the county rates. In cases of homicide the coroner also received the former fee of 13s. 4d. The coroners submitted their bills at the quarter session sittings for approval. Coroners Bills 1752-1796
Elections, Polls and Voters Lists
Anthony Andrews - Actor, best known for his role in TV's Brideshead Revisited, lives at Chute Standen
Viscount David Eccles - Education Minister in three Conservative governments, lived at Dean Farm Upper Chute
Lord Ernest Rutherford - Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry in 1908, lived in Upper Chute between the wars
Lord Charles Wellesley - The youngest son of the (Iron) Duke of Wellington, lived at Conholt Park, a large estate in Chute
Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse
Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held
War, Conflict and Military Matters
Situated in Upper Chute, the war memorial commemorates casualties from WWI and WWII from both parishes.
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