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.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chilmark, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 13th October 2015
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