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Cherhill - OPC Vacancy

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Cherhill - St. James Cherhill - St. James Phil Draper 2004

Cherhill Village Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Avebury - Bishops Cannings - Blackland - Calne - Calstone Wellington - Compton Bassett - Highway - Yatesbury


Websites of Interest

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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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


The Parish Church of St. James

St. James The Great Church Gallery

Parish Register Transcripts



Please note that the marriages 1709-1930 are extracts only and are not a full transcription of the records

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1690-1983
Marriages 1709-1998
Burials 1708-1933


Parish History

Population Figures

In 1893 there were 404 residents by 1951 this had risen to 6359

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Calne Registration District
April 1836 - Present Chippenham Registration District


Buildings and Land


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1811          Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814          Ordnance Surveyor's Drawing North Wilts 1826

Cherhill White Horse

The White Horse at Cherhill is 129 feet long and is in perfect proportion.  It was constructed by Dr. Allsop who shouted instructions from a vantage point half a mile away.  The date was late 1700's.  Cherhill Monument was built is 1845 by Lord Landsdowne in memory of an ancestor although some reports say it was built to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Wales.  It cost £1359 and has been tidied up recently by public donation.  Images of the White Horse can be found in the Cherhill Whitehorse Gallery.

White Horses of Wiltshire 1930 


Crime and Legal Matters


Attack on George Brown 1850-1851


Bastardy Examinations               Bastardy Examination Flower v Hazell 1857         



Post Office 1855          Post Office 1875              Swindon & District 1928                 Kellys 1931  



There was a National School here


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Wiltshire Society Apprentice - Naish Richmond Rogers 1851


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Primitive Methodist Chapel
Roman Catholic Chapel


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

William Bane, Debtor 1818                  Family Notices 1850-1899       

Census Returns Transcripts

1841        1851         1861                         

 Coroner Bills

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 and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Poll Book 1818              Voters List 1832                 Voters Lists Revisions 1843                  MP Nominations 2015          MP Nomonations 2017

Personal Research Items

Flower Surname - Baptism Extracts

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


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse



National Probate Index 1858-1966


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials and Military Gallery           Why the Poppy

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918 Roll of Honour Plaque - includes Those who Served 1914-1918 Casualties of WWI in Calne & District Casualty Lists
Roll of Honour WWI St. James the Great Local Tribunals 1916 Roll of Honour Plaque 1939-1945

Service Men and Women

Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911     


British Red Cross/V. A. D. Volunteers        

Elsie Jane Dolman 1915


Home Guards 1940-1944 



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