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Chiseldon Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Aldbourne - Liddington - Ogbourne St. George - Stratton St. Margaret - Swindon - Wroughton



GenUKI - For information on Chiseldon
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories


The Parish Church of Holy Cross

The church (Holy Cross) has a perpendicular tower and clerestory. transitional arcades, and an early English chancel. Notice (1) royal arms of George IV at west end, north aisle; (2) interesting monument on south wall of nave at west end to Edward Mellish, Gent, of early 18th-cent. date, the figures all having full-bottomed wigs; (3) Jacobean pulpit, restored 1893. Built into the east end of the church is an old carving of the Crucifixion.     [source: The Little Guide, Methuen 1949]

Income of the Living 1757             Church Matters 1700-1799               Church Matters 1800-1849

Parish Record Transcripts

Interesting entries from the parish registers


1641-1669          1708-1758            1759-1782           1783-1802          1803-1812




1641-1669          1712-1758           1759-1783          1784-1812

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1641-1948
Marriages 1654-1987
Burials 1641-1944


Parish History

Chiseldon (ceosel-dun = gravel down) lies in a gap on the north side of the Marlborough Downs with fine views over the flat country to the north. The old village is charming, but much modern development has grown up as the result of a large military camp established here after 1914.      [source: The Little Guide, Methuen 1949]

The parish of Chiseldon was combined with that of Draycote Foliat and includes the tythings of Burderop, Badbury and Hodson.  The parish can also be spelt as Chisledon or Chiselton

Civil Registration

1837 - 1898 Highworth Registration District
1898 - Present Swindon Registration District


Buildings and Land

Enclosure Awards 1780               Inclosure Award Extract 1780               Owners of Land 1873 


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1818

Property For Sale

Freehold Estate for Auction 1822 (Snodshill)


Proposed Swindon, Marlborough & Andover Railway 1872

Crime and Legal Matters


Illegitimate Child, Fuller vs Edwards 1874

Court Cases

Throwing Trees, Waldron vs Twine 1878

Crime Reports


Drunk and Disorderly

Five in Court 1874

Prisons and Prisoners

Convicts sent to Prison Hulks 1823-1842

Swing Riots

Special Constables 1830                 Trials 1831



Post Office 1855                Post Office 1875                Swindon & District 1928            Swindon & District 1951



Diocesan Board of Education Meeting 1874


Emigration and Migration

Parish Strays                  Baker Family Emigration to South Australia 1851


Employment and Business


Trade Advertising 1900-1949

Agriculture and Land

Game List 1846   


Wiltshire Society Apprentices

Caroline Dinah Batt 1853               Thomas Nash 1873               Sidney Cedric Hulbert Noble 1911


British Postal Services Appointments 1737-1969        

Community Services

Metropolitan Police Pensions Record - Samuel Archer 1851-1868 


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

There were Methodist and Primitive Methodist Chapels here.


People and Parish Notables 

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871

Census Returns Transcripts

1697          1701          1702            1705            1787           1841

Coroner Bills

Coroners Bills 1752-1796

Elections, Polls & Voting Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818           Voters List 1832           Voters List Revisions 1843           Electoral Lists Revision Court 1902

Family Notices

1800-1849                  1850-1899                    1900-1949

Miscellaneous Items

Knight Compositions 1628                   Secrets of Farming Book Subscribers 1863        

Parish Notables

Richard Jefferies, Natural History Writer             Pilgrimage to Richard Jefferies Grave 1915

Personal Research Items


Pope Surname Parish Register Extracts to 1837


Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - These items were 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 references to Quaker entries may be found from across the county.


Tax List 1332


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Removal Orders 1748-1836                Medical Relief 1837               Poor Law Union Supplies 1847                    Public Assistance Administration 1948



National Probate Index 1858-1966

Probate Court Cases

Equity Case, Nash vs Norton 1878


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy               Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911                  Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918                             Prisoner of War Camps 2012

British Red Cross/VAD Volunteers

Winifred Howard 1917-1918 

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