All Saints Church, Chicklade
Chicklade shown within Wiltshire
|Population||71 (in 2001)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||South West Wiltshire (UK Parliament constituency)|
Chicklade is centred on its medieval parish church.
John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-1872) 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.
On 22 October 1963, the prototype aircraft BAC One-Eleven G-ASHG flown by Mike Lithgow entered a deep stall and crashed near Chicklade, with the death of seven crew. (See 1963 BAC One-Eleven test crash )
A very detailed history of the parish is included in Volume XIII (1987) of the Wiltshire Victoria County History.
Local government services are provided by the Wiltshire Council unitary authority, with its headquarters in Trowbridge, which is responsible for all significant local government functions. The village is represented in Parliament by the Member for the Salisbury constituency, Robert Key.
- Chicklade at Google Maps
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- Wiltshire and Swindon Sites and Monument Record Information: Chicklade at history.wiltshire.gov.uk
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