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Chittoe, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Chittoe, a civil and ecclesiastical parish in Wiltshire, on the Roman road to Bath, 3½ miles from Came station on the G.W.R., and 5 NW of Devizes. Post town, Chip-penham; money order and telegraph office, Bromham. Acreage of the civil parish, 1309; population, 226; of the ecclesiastical, including Sandy Lane and Westbrook, 550. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £305 with residence. There are Baptist and Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Civil parishBishop's Cannings 
HundredPotterne and Cannings 
Poor Law unionDevizes 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1845.

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Chittoe:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1846-1880  1846-1880

Churches

Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary, erected in 1845, is a lofty building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north transept, south porch and a western turret containing one bell: the east window and three others in the chancel are stained, one being a memorial to Henry Charles Schomberg, d. 1850, and another erected by Capt. John E. P. Spicer in 1909 in memory of his son, John Fane Spicer: there are about 200 sittings.

Baptist

Particular Baptist Chapel, Sandy Lane

Methodist

Primitive Methodist Chapel

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chittoe from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Chittoe are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

CountyWiltshire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtSN15
Post TownChippenham

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