Great Chalfield, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Great Chalfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1545
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607; 1611; 1623

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHALFIELD (Great), a parish in Bradford district, Wilts; on an affluent of the river Avon, 1¼ mile N of Holt Junction r. station, and 3 W of Melksham. Post Town, Holt, under Trowbridge. Acres, 700. Real property, with Little Chalfield and Cottles, £2,432. Pop., 12. Houses, 3. The property is divided among three. The manor belonged to the Tropenells, and passed to the Eyres; and the manor house, built by the former, still stands, is surrounded by a moat, and forms a beautiful specimen of a mansion of the time of Edward IV. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £162. Patron, Lady Neale. The church is fair.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Civil Registration

Notices of marriage, 1838-1882 Author: Great Britain. Superintendent Registrar (Bradford Union)

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Great Chalfield, 1607-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Great Chalfield (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1545-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Great Chalfield (Wiltshire); Webb, William A.

Parish registers for Great Chalfield, 1545-1848 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Great Chalfield (Wiltshire)

Military Records

Accounts of the parliamentary garrisons of Great Chalfield and Malmesbury, 1645-1646 Author: Pafford, J. H. P.


Land tax assessments in Great Chalfield, Wiltshire 1773-1884 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bradford on Avon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Bradford
  • Hundred: Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury