Chalfield, Great (St. Catherine)
CHALFIELD, GREAT (St. Catherine), a parish, in the union and hundred of Bradford, Westbury and N. divisions, and Trowbridge and Bradford subdivisions, of Wilts, 3½ miles (W.) from Melksham; containing 18 inhabitants. It comprises 698a. 1r., of which 376 acres are meadow and pasture, 321 arable, and one woodland. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £6, and in the patronage of Lady Neale: the tithes have been commuted for £164. A building now converted into a farmhouse, is supposed to have been a monastery.