In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cherhill like this:
CHERHILL, a parish in Calne district, Wilts; near Wans Dyke, 2½ miles E by S of Calne r. station, and 7 NNE of Devizes. It has a post office under Chippenham. Acres, 1,817. Real property, £2, 574. Pop., 364. Houses, 88. The property is all in one estate. An ancient square camp with double works, called Oldbury, is on the summit of a chalk hill; and the figure of a horse, 157 feet long, cut out of the turf about 1780, and visible for many miles, is on the side of the same hill. ...
The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £300.* Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is old but very good; and there is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
Cherhill is now part of North Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cherhill itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cherhill in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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