In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chirton like this:
CHURTON, Chirton, or Cherrington, a village and a parish in Devizes district, Wilts. The village stands near the Ridgeway, and the river Avon, 3 ½ miles SW of Woodborough r. station, and 5 ½ SE by E of Devizes; and has a post office, of the name Chirton, under Devizes. Real property, £1, 599. The parish includes also the tything of Conock. Acres, 1,858. Real property, £2, 733. Pop., 382. Houses, 94. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the dio. cese of Salisbury. Value, £168. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is excellent.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chirton, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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