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|From Andrews' and Dury's Map of Wiltshire, 1810:|
|From Andrews' and Dury's Map of Wiltshire, 1773:|
|Map of the Civil Parish of Broad Chalke:|
The parish of Broad Chalke lies on the southern border of the county, approximately ten miles from Salisbury. Rectangular in shape, the parish is nearly all chalk downland. The village is at the centre, with the hamlets of Stoke Farthing and Knighton to the east, and the hamlets or farmsteads of East Gurston, West Gurston, Mount Sorrel and Little London to the west. The river Ebble flows eastwards through the village and parish.
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||Broadchalke Parish Council|
Churches: Information on both current and disused churches and chapels.
|Baptists at Broad Chalke|
|Church of All Saints, Broad Chalke|
|Congregational Chapel, Broad Chalke|
|Holy Trinity Church, Bower Chalke|
|Primitive Methodist Chapel, Broad Chalke|
|United Reformed Church, Broad Chalke|
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 Times||1898 to 2000|
|Salisbury & Wiltshire Herald||1833 to 1852|
|Sherborne Mercury||1737 to 1867|
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||SU 038256|
|O.S. 25 inch County Series 1870s-1940||70/7|
|O.S. 6 inch County Series 1870s-1940||70|
|O.S. 1:2500 metric edition; 1950s onward||SU 0225-0325; 0425-0525|
|O.S. 1:10000 metric edition; 1950s onward||SU 03 NW; SU 02 SW|
Map of Broad Chalke
Map showing Panoramio pictures and Wikipedia entries for the area around Broad ChalkeFrom the more tab you can use the checkbox to select:-
There were no Folk Songs found for Broad Chalke
There were no Folk Biographies found for Broad Chalke
There were no Folk Plays found for Broad Chalke
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 historic importance is 32. There is one Grade I building, the Church of All Saints, and one Grade II* building, King's Old Rectory.
Local Authors: There could be an author who was born or has lived in this community.
|Cecil Beaton, 1904-19 , Diarist, photographer and designer; lived at Reddish House|
|John Aubrey, 1626-1697 , Antiquary; lived at Broad Chalke|
|Maurice Hewlett, 1861-1923 , Novelist; poet and essayist; lived at Broad Chalke|
Literary Associations: Some communities have featured in novels or may have been the main setting for a book.
|Guy Rawlence, Knighton, 1922|
Registration Districts: If you want to obtain a copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate you can contact the local registrar.
|Address:||The Laburnums 50 Bedwin Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3UW|
|Former District:||Wilton to April 1936|
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