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|From Andrews’ and Dury’s Map of Wiltshire, 1773:|
|From Andrews’ and Dury’s Map of Wiltshire, 1810:|
|Map of the Civil Parish of Great Cheverell:|
The parish of Great Cheverell lies 4 ¾ miles south of Devizes, being a long strip of land running 4 ¼ miles north to south and only a mile east to west at its widest point. It is a constituent of the Hundred of Swanborough, to the south it lies on the fringe of the chalk downs which form the western edge of Salisbury Plain and to the north it borders on Cheverell Wood. This is mainly farming land, sitting on a fertile greensand ridge above a clay vale to its north and hills to the south and is well watered by springs and small streams. Its economy has been very much based on sheep farming (200 sheep recorded in 1185) and its associated industries. Records show connections with the woollen industry in the early 16th century, a fulling mill being located at the northern tip of the parish. In 1851, there was a self employed sheepskin dealer in the parish. However, dairy farming in the 19th and early 20th centuries saw the production of cheese at Common Farm, a farm formed from the common land in the north west corner of the parish where it bounds with Erlestoke.
Concise History: Wiltshire: A History of its Landscape and PeopleThis community has been included in John Chandler's on-going series and the full text is available here.
|Parish Council||Great Cheverell Parish council|
Churches: Information on both current and disused churches and chapels.
|Church of St. Peter, Great Cheverell|
|Zoar Baptist Chapel, Great Cheverell|
Schools: Information on both current and closed schools.
Photographs: If images have been added for this community they are available here.: We hold a collection of over 50,000 photographs of places in Wiltshire in the County Local Studies Library. These may be viewed at this library and copies of out of copyright material may be purchased. We can search for a picture of a building or event if you e-mail us with details.
Historical Sources: A select list of books and articles is listed in 'Printed material'. You may go directly to the actual text from some of these.
Printed Material: This is a select book-list for the community but in the case of a town there may be hundreds more books, pamphlets and journal articles.
The full text of some items is available to view on this site.
The Victoria History of Wiltshire (opens in new window) is a partnership between local authorities and the Institute of Historical Research at London University. The History of Wiltshire is now the largest county history in the country and is still growing. The volumes are divided between general and topographical with Volumes One to Five covering subjects such as prehistory, ecclesiastical, economic and political history. The Volumes from Six onwards are topographical and will ultimately provide a comprehensive and systematic history of every single town and parish in the county.
Newspapers from 1738: These newspapers covered this community at different times. Newspaper titles in bold text are either the ones you should check first for information about this community.
|Salisbury Journal||1738 to 1819|
|Devizes & Wiltshire Gazette||1816|
|Sherborne Mercury||1737 to 1867|
|Wiltshire Independent||1836 to 1876|
|Wiltshire Telegraph||1877 to 1935|
|Trowbridge Advertiser||1855 to 1874|
|Wiltshire News||1909 to 1955|
Maps: listed below are maps on which you can find this community. All maps are Ordnance Survey maps.
|Map Type||Map Sheet Reference|
|O.S. National Grid Reference||ST 982544|
|O.S. 25 inch County Series 1870s-1940||40/13|
|O.S. 6 inch County Series 1870s-1940||40|
|O.S. 1:2500 metric edition; 1950s onward||ST 9854-9954|
|O.S. 1:10000 metric edition; 1950s onward||ST 95 SE; ST 95 SE|
|O.S. Explorer||143 or 156|
Map of Great Cheverell
Map showing Panoramio pictures and Wikipedia entries for the area around Great CheverellFrom the more tab you can use the checkbox to select:-
There were no Folk Songs found for Great Cheverell
There were no Folk Biographies found for Great Cheverell
There were no Folk Plays found for Great Cheverell
History of Buildings: The collections of the Wiltshire Buildings Record are housed in the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre at Chippenham’.Listed Buildings: The number of buildings, or groups of buildings, listed as being of architectural or historical importance is 30. There is one Grade I listed building, the Church of St. Peter and 1 Grade II* building, the Court House at Manor House.
Local Authors: There could be an author who was born or has lived in this community.
|Sir James Stonehouse, 1716-1795 , Devotional writer ('Shepherd of Salisbury Plain); rector from 1779 and is buried here|
Literary Associations: Some communities have featured in novels or may have been the main setting for a book.
Registration Districts: If you want to obtain a copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate you can contact the local registrar.
|Address:||The Beeches, Bath Road, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 2AL|
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