Chilcombe

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Chilcombe
Chilcombe Church - geograph.org.uk - 415863.jpg
Chilcombe church
Chilcombe is located in Dorset
Chilcombe
Chilcombe
Chilcombe shown within Dorset
Population10 [1]
OS grid referenceSY528910
Civil parish
  • Chilcombe
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBridport
Postcode districtDT6
PoliceDorset
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Dorset
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]

References[edit]

  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. domesdaybook.co.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Place: Chilcombe". Open Domesday. domesdaymap.co.uk. 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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