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Chitterne All Saints, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Chitterne All Saints, a parish in Wiltshire, on an affluent of the river Wiley, near Knook Castle, 4 miles from Codford station on the G.W.R., and 8¾ E by S of Warminster. Post town, Bath; money order and telegraph office, Codford St Mary. Acreage, 4449; population, 428. The parish is a meet for the South Wilts hounds. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Chitterne St Mary, in the diocese of Salisbury; joint net value, £176. Patron, alternately the Bishop of Salisbury and the Dean and Chapter. The church was built in 1861, after designs by Wyatt; is in the Perpendicular English style, 102 feet long and 52 wide; has an apsidal chancel with four unsymmetrical windows, and a western tower 56 feet high; and consists of stone and flint, with Bath stone dressings.

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 parishChittern All Saints 
HundredHeytesbury 
Poor Law unionWarminster 

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1654.

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1611-19171754-18131611-18361611-1900

Churches

Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of Chitterne All Saints, erected in 1861 on a site presented by the late Walter Long esq. is of stone and flint, in squares, in the Perpendicular and Decorated styles, and consists of apsidal chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing a clock and 5 bells, the lower portion of the tower forming a porch: the chancel has three stained windows, and there are several memorial tablets to the Mitchell and Onslow families: the church will seat about 530 persons.


Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Parochial History

By an Order of the Local Government Board, No. 47,951, dated 17th January, 1907, known as the "County of Wilts (Chitterne) Confirmation Order, 1907," the civil parishes of Chitterne All Saints and Chitterne St. Mary were amalgamated to form one parish, to be known as the parish of Chitterne, from and after the 1st day of March, 1907. For ecclesiastical purposes they still remain separate.