Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Chilton Foliat is an Ancient Parish partly in Berkshire and partly in Wiltshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Chilton Foliatt, Chilton Folliatt

Other places in the parish include: Leverton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1569
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Chilton Foliat

  • Chilton Foliat Berkshire
  • Ramsbury with Axford
  • Lambourn Woodlands Berkshire
  • Hungerford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHILTON-FOLIATT, a parish in the district of Hungerford, and counties of Wilts and Berks; on the river Kennet, near the Reading and Devizes railway, 2 miles NW by W of Hungerford. It includes the hamlet of Leverton; and has a post office under Hungerford. Acres, 3, 740. Real property, £4, 731. Pop., 691. Houses, 133. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Foliatts; passed to the Warines, and others; and was given, by Sutton, to the Charter-house. Chilton House and Chilton Lodge are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £994. Patron, F. L. Popham, Esq. The church is very good; and contains some old monuments. Charities, £24.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Chilton-Foliat, a parish partly in the hund. of Kintbury-Eagle, county of Berks, but chiefly in the hund. of Kinwardstone, union of Hungerford, county of Wilts; 2 miles north-west of Hungerford, on the river Kennet. It includes the tything of Leverton. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Wilts and dio. of Salisbury; rated at £14 8s. 9d.; gross income £1,047. Tithes commuted in 1809. Patron, in 1835, E. W. L. Popham. Acres 3,740. Houses 136. A.P. £3,379. Pop., in 1801, 616; in 1831, 761. Poor rates, in 1838, £516 10s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hungerford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Marlborough
  • Poor Law Union: Hungerford
  • Hundred: Kinwardstone
  • Province: Canterbury