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Chilton Folliatt, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Chilton-Folliatt, a parish in Wilts and Berks, on the river Rennet, 2¼ miles NW by W of Hungerford station on the G.W.R. It includes the hamlet of Leverton, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hungerford. Acreage, 3494; population, 525. The manor belonged to the Foliatts; passed to the Warines and others; and was given by Sutton to the Charterhouse. Chilton House and Chilton Lodge are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, e£595 with residence. The church is very good, and contains some old monuments. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishChilton-Foliatt St. Mary 
HundredKintbury-Eagle 
Poor Law unionHungerford 

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1530.


Churches

Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is a building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, aisles, and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock and 5 bells: in the chancel are several monuments of the Popham family, and several of the windows are stained: there is also a recumbent effigy in armour of one of the Darell family, the former owners of Littlecote: the church affords 400 sittings.


Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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