Chicklade

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Chicklade
All Saints, Chicklade - geograph.org.uk - 458184.jpg
All Saints' parish church
Chicklade is located in Wiltshire
Chicklade
Chicklade
 Chicklade shown within Wiltshire
Population 75 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference ST911345
Civil parish Chicklade
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Salisbury
Postcode district SP3
Dialling code 01747
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°06′35″N 2°07′38″W / 51.1096°N 2.1271°W / 51.1096; -2.1271

Chicklade is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire in southern England. The village is on the A303 road about 15 miles (24 km) westnorthwest of Salisbury. Chicklade is in the area of Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which has its seat in Trowbridge. The 2011 Census recorded the parish population as 75.[1]

History[edit]

Chicklade is centred on its medieval Church of England parish church.

Parish registers survive from 1722 and are kept in the Wiltshire and Swindon Archives.[2]

The poet William Lisle Bowles was Vicar of Chicklade 1792–97.

John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870–72) describes Chicklade as follows:

CHICKLADE, a parish in Tisbury district, Wilts; 1¼ mile N by E of Hindon, and 5 S by-W of Heytesbury r. station. Post town, Hindon, under Salisbury. Acres, 1,039. Real property, with Hindon, Berwick-St. Leonard, and Fonthill-Gifford, £5,111. Pop., 143. Houses, 23. The property is divided among a few. The surface is hilly. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £230. Patron, the Marquis of Bath. The church is good.[3]

On 22 October 1963 the prototype BAC One-Eleven aircraft G-ASHG flown by Mike Lithgow entered a deep stall and crashed near Chicklade, killing all seven crew. (See 1963 BAC One-Eleven test crash)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicklade Census Information". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Chicklade, Wiltshire at genuki.org.uk
  3. ^ Wilson 1870–72[page needed]

Sources and further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Chicklade at Wikimedia Commons