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Chute Forest, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Chute Forest, an extra-parochial tract in Wiltshire, on the verge of the county, 5 miles NE by N of Ludgershall. Post town, Andover; telegraph office, Weyhill. Acreage, 1973; population, 119. This tract was formerly part of a forest, which extended eastward far into Hants, and northward to the skirts of Savernake. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £95. The church was rebuilt in 1875 in the Early English style.

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 
HundredKinwardstone 
Poor Law unionAndover 

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1875.

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1871-1917 1877-19331875-1971

Churches

Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary, re-erected in 1875, by Thomas E. Fowle esq. is of flint and stone, in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a western tower with spire containing a clock and 6 bells: there are 200 sittings.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chute Forest from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Chute Forest 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 districtSP11
Post TownAndover