Chirton  Wiltshire


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.

Chirton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd October 2021

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