In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chute like this:
CHUTE, a village and a parish in the district of Andover and county of Wilts. The village stands on the Roman road from Winchester, under Chute Down, 3¼ miles NE of Ludgershall, and 6¼ NW of Andover r. station; and it bears sometimes the name of Upper Chute. The parish includes also the hamlet of Cadley; and has a post office, of the name of Chute-Standen, under Andover. ...
Acres, 3, 181. Real property, £2, 710. Pop., 538. Houses, 119. The property is divided among a few. Chute Lodge is the seat of the Rev. H. Fowle; and Conholt Park, of Lady Charles Wellesley. Haydon-Hill Castle, on the farm of Fosbury, is an ancient camp. The parish is a resort of sportsmen. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £244.* Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is very good. Charities, £7. Corderoy, the divine, was a native.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chute, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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