Chirton, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Chirton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Conock.


Alternative names: Churton, Cherrington

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1579
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1622

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Chirton

  • Urchfont with Stert
  • Marden
  • Patney
  • Wilsford

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Churton, Chirton, or Cherrington, a village and a parish in Devizes district, Wilts. The village stands near the Ridge-way, 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 diocese of Salisbury. Value, £168. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is excellent.

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


County: Wiltshire
Civil Registration District: Devizes
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
Diocese: Salisbury
Rural Deanery: Potterne
Poor Law Union: Devizes
Hundred: Swanborough (Wiltshire)
Province: Canterbury


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