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Chilmark  Wiltshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chilmark like this:

CHILMARK, a village and a parish in Tisbury district, Wilts. The village stands near the Roman road to Bath, 2¾ miles WNW of Dinton r. station, and 4 E of Hindon, and has a post office under Salisbury, and a fair on 30 July. The parish includes also the tything of Rudge. Acres, 3, 154. Real property, with Fonthill-Bishop, £5, 008. ...


Pop., 642. Houses, 134. The property is divided among a few. Part of the surface is down. A Portland bed freestone, which furnished the material for Salisbury cathedral, is extensively quarried. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £426. Patron, the Earl of Pembroke. The church is excellent. John de Chilmark, the "Archimedes" of the time of Richard II., was a native.

Chilmark through time

Chilmark is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Chilmark itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chilmark, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/11680

Date accessed: 26th June 2017


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