Cherhill, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1690
  • Bishop's Transcripts: 1585

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Cherhill

  • Calne
  • Yatesbury
  • Blackland
  • Compton Bassett
  • Avebury

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

CHERHILL, a parish in Calne district, Wilts; near Wans Dyke, 2 ½ miles E by S of Calne, and 7 NNE of Devizes r. station. It has a post-office under Chippenham, Wiltshire. Acres, 1,817. Real property, £2,574. Pop., 364. Houses, 88. The property is all in one estate. An ancient square camp with double works, called Oldbury, is on the summit of a chalk hill; and the figure of a horse, 157 feet long, cut out of the turf about 1780, and visible for many miles, is on the side of the same hill. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is old but very good, and there is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Calne
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury in the Prebendal of Calne
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Avebury
  • Poor Law Union: Calne
  • Hundred: Calne
  • Province: Canterbury