Chapmanslade

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Chapmanslade
Chapmanslade St Philip & St James.JPG
St Philip & St James church
Chapmanslade is located in Wiltshire
Chapmanslade
Chapmanslade
 Chapmanslade shown within Wiltshire
Population 643 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST825478
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WESTBURY
Postcode district BA13
Dialling code 01373
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South West Wiltshire
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire

Coordinates: 51°13′48″N 2°14′49″W / 51.230°N 02.247°W / 51.230; -02.247

Chapmanslade is a village and parish in the county of Wiltshire, in the south west of England.

Location[edit]

Its closest towns are Westbury and Warminster in Wiltshire, and the Somerset town of Frome is also nearby. Wiltshire's county town of Trowbridge is to the north. The west side of the village borders the county of Somerset.

Sources[edit]

(Google Maps)

Features[edit]

The village High Street is a section of the A3098 between Westbury and Frome and is some 2 km long. Near the centre of the village are the village school and the Anglican parish church.

The parish of Chapmanslade includes Thoulstone Park Golf Club, which closed in 2001 and remains unused at present.

History[edit]

The civil parish of Chapmanslade was established in 1934 from parts of Corsley, Dilton Marsh and Upton Scudamore parishes. Prior to 1934 the village High Street formed the boundary between Corsley (historically part of Warminster) and Dilton Marsh (historically part of Westbury). The name Chapmanslade has referred to the village since the 14th century at least[citation needed], and is believed to mean that travelling merchants lived there. The principal local industries were weaving and agriculture, but the employment profile of the village is now very similar to Southern England generally. The ecclesiastical parish was established in the 1890s and is now part of the parish of Corsley and Chapmanslade, itself part of the Cley Hill Villages benefice.

Local government[edit]

Most local government services are provided by Wiltshire Council, which has its offices in Trowbridge. Chapmanslade also has its own elected parish council of five members, which is almost entirely a consultative body.

The village is represented in Parliament by the MP for South West Wiltshire, Andrew Murrison, and in Wiltshire Council by Fleur de Rhé-Philipe.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 

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