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Great Cheverell, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Cheverell, Great, a parish in Wilts, 2¼ miles W by N of Market-Lavington, and 5 SSW of Devizes station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Devizes; money order and telegraph office, Market-Lavington. Acreage, 1846; population, 970. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £260. The church was restored in 1868. There is a Baptist chapel.

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


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

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishCheverell St. Peter 
Poor Law unionDevizes 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1653.

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



Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is an ancient edifice of stone, mainly in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north transept, south porch, and an embattled western tower, with turret, containing 5 bells and an ancient clock, remodelled in 1897 in commemoration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee: in the chancel is an ancient piscina and two small deeply splayed lancets, filled with stained glass in memory of the Rev. Edward Gunner, rector of this parish for 20 years, and who died in 1885: there is a handsome marble monument in the north transept to James Townsend, d. 1750, and wife; and a tablet in the nave to Sir James Stonehouse bart. d. 1795: the transept was repaired in 1699, and the church restored and reseated in 1868 at a cost of about £500: a stained east window was inserted in 1909: there are 158 sittings.


Baptist Chapel

The Baptist chapel, with attached schoolroom, was erected in 1911 at a cost of £450.

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 Great Cheverell from the following:


Online maps of Great Cheverell 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:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN10
Post TownDevizes