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Chilcombe church
Chilcombe is located in Dorset
Chilcombe shown within Dorset
Population10 [1]
OS grid referenceSY528910
Civil parish
  • Chilcombe
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBridport
Postcode districtDT6
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°43′02″N 2°40′10″W / 50.7173°N 2.6695°W / 50.7173; -2.6695Coordinates: 50°43′02″N 2°40′10″W / 50.7173°N 2.6695°W / 50.7173; -2.6695

Chilcombe is a hamlet and civil parish in Dorset, England, situated in the West Dorset administrative district about 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Bridport and 10 miles (16 km) west of the county town, Dorchester. It comprises a church, an 18th-century farmhouse with farm buildings, and a couple of cottages.[2] In 2013 the estimated population of the parish was 10.[1]

In 1086 in the Domesday Book Chilcombe was recorded as Ciltecome;[3] it had 14 households, 3 ploughlands, 25 acres (10 ha) of meadow, 20 acres (8.1 ha) of pasture and one mill. It was in Uggescombe Hundred and the lord and tenant-in-chief was Brictwin the reeve.[4]

Parts of Chilcombe parish church—the south wall of the nave and probably also the chancel—date from the 12th century.[5] The Tudor manor house was demolished in 1939.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b Roland Gant (1980). Dorset Villages. Robert Hale Ltd. p. 158. ISBN 0-7091-8135-3.
  3. ^ "Dorset A-G". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Place: Chilcombe". Open Domesday. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  5. ^ "'Chilcombe', An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Dorset, Volume 1: West (1952), pp. 96-98". British History Online. University of London & History of Parliament Trust. November 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2014.

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