Chilton Foliat

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Chilton Foliat
Chilton Foliat church.JPG
St. Mary's parish church
Chilton Foliat is located in Wiltshire
Chilton Foliat
Chilton Foliat
 Chilton Foliat shown within Wiltshire
Population 363 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU3270
Civil parish Chilton Foliat
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Hungerford
Postcode district RG17
Dialling code 01488
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Devizes
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Coordinates: 51°26′02″N 1°32′20″W / 51.434°N 01.539°W / 51.434; -01.539

River Kennet at Chilton Foliat

Chilton Foliat is a village and civil parish on the River Kennet in Wiltshire, England. The parish is in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is on the county boundary with West Berkshire and is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northwest of the Berkshire market town of Hungerford.

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary may date from the 12th century.[2] It was restored by Benjamin Ferrey in 1845.[2][3]

The church was the location of the 2008 memorial service for Gerald Ward, godfather to Prince Harry; the service was attended by the Prince with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.[4]


The village has one public house, The Wheatsheaf. The parish has a Church of England primary school.[5]

Television appearances[edit]

The 1987 BBC Television programme The Victorian Kitchen Garden was filmed at Chilton Foliat,[6] featuring the head gardener Harry Dodson (1919–2005).

Chilton Foliat is referred to in the HBO series Band of Brothers as the location where Captain Herbert Sobel was sent to train non-combat military support personnel who needed paratrooper training.

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