Chippenham Without

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Coordinates: 51°28′N 2°10′W / 51.47°N 2.16°W / 51.47; -2.16

1896 Ordnance Survey map of Chippenham Without; modern boundary superimposed

Chippenham Without is a civil parish in Wiltshire, England, created as a separate entity from the parish of Chippenham by the Local Government Act 1894[1] and largely consisting of farmland to the west of Chippenham towards Biddestone. Of note within it are the ancient settlements of Allington and Sheldon, the latter with its manor house. The population taken at the 2011 census was 208.[2]


There is evidence of occupation of the area over a 5,000 year period, with the most recent historical remains being medieval.[1]


A hamlet close to Chippenham, always part of Chippenham Without. Bolehyde Manor is a 17th-century manor house, historically in the parish of Kington St Michael but in Chippenham Without after boundary changes.[3]


A farm, formerly a manor held by Malmesbury Abbey. A substantial moated mansion was replaced by Fowleswick Farmhouse in the 17th century.[1][4]


The site of a deserted medieval village,[5] the principal remains of which are Sheldon Manor, which dates to the 14th century.[1] Sheldon School, a secondary school in Chippenham, takes its name from here.


The parish elects a parish council. It is in the area of Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant local government functions.

The parish falls within the UK Parliament constituency of North Wiltshire.


  1. ^ a b c d "Chippenham Without". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  3. ^ Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre Refs 422/1-7
  4. ^ Historic England. "Fowlswick Farmhouse (1199330)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Medieval settlement of Sheldon (1018428)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 November 2015.

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