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Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Berwick St. Leonard - Boyton - Brixton Deverill - East Knoyle - Heytesbury - Hindon


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on Chicklade
University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
A Vision of Britain - Entry for Chicklade
British History Online - Entry for Chicklade
Old Maps - Historical Map archive showing Chicklade


Parish Church of All Saints

Incumbents List 1550-1810 Church Appointments 1780-1899 Advertisement for the Publication of a John Still Sermon 1799
Collection for Distressed Manufacturers 1827 Salisbury Infirmary Collections 1849-1858 Life of Revd. William Whitmarsh Phelps 1872 
Church Service at Hindon for Death of King George V 1936 Silver Chalice 1936 Funeral Report of Rev. George Henry Hogbin 1937 
New Vicar 1938    

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1771-1989
Marriages 1772-2005
Burials 1721-1989


Parish History

1845 - Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England                  Parish Celebrations 1850-1899               Parish News 1850-1899

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Tisbury Registration District
April 1936 - January 1978 Mere Registration District
January 1978 - Present Salisbury Registration District


Chicklade is a small village located in the south-west of the Wiltshire county. It is located on A303 road approximately 18 miles north-west of Salisbury and 1 mile north of Hindon.


Chicklade's population was at it's highest in 1801 with a total of 150. It dropped to it's lowest in 1971 with a total of 34.    

Population Figures 1801-2011 


Buildings and Land

UK Land Tax Redemption 1798 Great Fire 1833 Fire at Farm 1842
Amesbury Turnpike v Hindon Highway Board 1868 Improvement Loan Applied For 1868 Lord Seymour says "Thank You" 1928"
Proposed Erection of Telegraph Poles 1932 Right of Way Obstructed 1936 Foot & Mouth Disease 1948

Ancient Monuments

Chicklade has 3 Ancient Monuments, all being barrows.           Ancient Monuments List

Crop Circles

A Crop Circle is a sizeable pattern created by the flattening of a crop such as wheat, barley maize or rapeseed. Crop Circles are also referred to as crop formations as they are not always circular in shape. A crop circle was noted near Chicklade around 27th June, 2011, measuring 130 feet in diameter.                 Crop Circle 2011

Listed Buildings

Grade I - Buildings of outstanding architectural or historic interest.

There are no listings for this category within the parish

Grade II* - Buildings are particularly important and of more than special interest.

There are no listings for this category within the parish

Grade II - Buildings are nationally important and of special interest.
All Saints Church Burnett Monument in All Saints Churchyard Chicklade Bottom Farmhouse
Chicklade House, Chicklade Place & The Well House    

Property for Auction, Let or Sale 

Property Auctions, Sales and Lets 1800-1849 Auction of Houses and Lands 1802 Dominick Farm to Let 1814
Chicklade Lodge for Let or Sale 1840 Land & Building Auctions & Sales 1850-1899 Sale of Chicklade House 1852
Sale of Contents of Search Farm 1855 Owners of Land 1873 Property, Land & Contents Sales 1900-1949
Milestone "Sarum XII" 1949 Old School House For Sale 2014 Old Rectory For Sale 2014


Crime and Legal Matters

Thomas Sheppard Attacked 1774 Wilts Quarter Sessions 1785-1801 Crime Reports 1800-1849
Murder at Pertwood 1822 Crime Reports 1850-1899 Bastardy Examinations 1855
Killing Game without a License 1861 Sheep Stealing, Chase & Trial 1863 Charge of Receiving Stolen Coal 1877
Chancery Court Case Candy v Candy 1861 Thefts by Gypsies 1889 Crime Reports 1900-1949
Charge of Allowing a Boy under 16  to Drive a Tri-Car 1937 Driving Without Due Care & Attention 1937 Court Appearance for Driver in his 70's 1942
Possession Claim Fails 1942 Arms Transaction 1947 Collision at Chicklade 1947



Post Office 1849 Post Office 1855 Post Office 1859 Harrods 1865 Kellys 1867
Post Office 1875 Kellys 1880 Kellys 1889 Kellys 1895 Kellys 1898
Kellys 1903 Kellys 1907  Kellys 1911  Kellys 1915  Kellys 1920 
Kellys 1927 Kellys 1939      



A free school was established in Chicklade.

The Old School House was originally built in 1848 as a small school house serving the village.  The property is now a detached one bedroom house retaining many of the original features. 

School Treat 1885                School Prize Fund 1898


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index          Massachusetts Marriage - Alice Mary Stevens to Alvin Day 1901


Employment and Business

Agriculture and Land

Gamekeepers & Game Certificates 1788-1859           Harvest Home Celebrations 1869          South Wilts Chamber of Agriculture Meeting Attendees 1872          Hamlin's Poultry Powder Advert 1906


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

UK Register of Duties paid for Apprentices 1710-1811          William Neate 1743

Articles of Clerkship

Articles of Clerkship were contracts between an apprentice clerk & an attorney who agreed to train the clerk to become an attorney or solicitor.

Edward Froud (Clerk) 1800                 Charles Millett (Attorney) 1825


Test Crash Crew 1963

On 22nd October, 1963, the prototype aircraft - BAC One-Eleven G-ASHG, flown by Mike Lithgow, entered a deep stall and crashed near Chicklade with the death of seven crew. In October, 2013, a stone memorial was dedicated at the crash site, listing the seven who died. The ceremony was attended by the C.O. of the Royal Navy Historic Flight, Lord Margadale (owner of the land) & family members of the crew. The memorial bears a quotation from the 1817 edition of a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge "... and everywhere the blue sky belongs to them and is their appointed rest and their native country."

Test Crash of BAC 1-11 1963 Article from Stars & Stripes - Why Jetliner Crashed 1963 Article on 1963 Test Crash Flight 2013
Memorial to 1963 Test Flight Crew of 2013    

General Employment Items

Employment News 1850-1899          Employment Sought 1900-1949          Situations Vacant 1900-1949


Miscellaneous Documents

Pigeons Food Consumption 1827                 Gelding for Sale 1846                Miscellaneous News 1900-1949


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Wesleyan Methodist Anniversary Meeting 1836


People and Parish Notables

Freedom of the City of London Papers - John Goodman 1708 William Carter, Bankrupt  1799  
Patients at Bath Hospital 1800-1849 Thomas Harrison, Bankrupt 1830  
Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871 Hunting Notices 1840-1867 Donations for Flood at Shrewton 1841
Parish Entertainment 1850-1899 People News 1850-1899 Wilts Friendly Society Anniversary Meeting 1861
Clubs & Societies News 1900-1949  People News 1900-1949 Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Legion Show at Hindon 1938

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1851          1861          1871          1881          1891          1901         1911

Elections and Polls

Poll Book 1705          Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818          Voters List 1832           Poll Book 1865

Family Notices

1750-1799                1800-1849                1850-1899                  1900-1949

Funeral Reports

Lily Stevens 1938           Fred White 1940           William Warren 1941          Mrs. Sutton 1949

Inquest Reports

Jesse Sandal 1830 Inquests after the Great Flood 1841 William True 1842
James Miller 1860 Thomas Portnall 1867 Road Accident Fatality 1935

Parish Notables

William Lisle Bowles - Clergyman and Poet


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Wiltshire Removal Orders 1670-1890 Overseers & Guardians of the Poor 1847 Poor Law & Workhouse News 1850-1899
Paupers Recorded in the Census 1851    



Probate Index (WSHC) 1555-1872 Probate & Estate Notices 1800-1849 Probate & Estate Notices 1850-1899
Probate & Estate Notices 1900-1949    

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Hand

Thomas Bennett 1635                 Christopher Bennett 1638


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorial & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy Army Records 1807-1852 Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services 1820-1925
Merchant Seaman, Samuel Allen Holdsworth 1882-1919 Arthur Charles Fitzgerald Homan 1900 Service Pensioner Alfred Elliott 1903
Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918 For King & Country, Reginald Hacker 1915 Reginald Garfield Hacker 1915

John Alexander Halliday

Biography of John Alexander Halliday 1914 For King & Country, John Alexander Halliday 1914 Memorial Plaque to Capt. John Alexander Halliday 1914
Memorial Stone of Capt. John Alexander Halliday 1914  




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