In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Broad Chalke like this:
BROAD-CHALK, a village and a parish in Wilton district, Wilts. The village stands in the vale of Chalk, near Cranborne Chase, 4 miles S by E of Dinton r. station, and 5½ SW of Wilton; and has a post office under Salisbury. It was for some time the residence of John Aubrey, the antiquary. ...
The parish includes also the hamlets of Knighton and Stoke-Farthing. Acres, 6,904. Real property, with Bower-Chalk, £9,812. Pop., 796. Houses, 164. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged once to the Gawens; and was given to Wilton Abbey. An ancient camp, of 5 acres, occurs at Bury-Orchard; and a barrow, called Gawen's Barrow, is near the camp. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Bower-Chalk, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £336.* Patron, King's College, Cambridge. The church belongs to the time of Henry VIII., with a Norman doorway on the west; and is in good condition. There is an Independent chapel; and the foundationstone of a new one, to be in the Gothic style, was laid in 1862.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Broad Chalke, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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