Ditteridge

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Ditteridge
The Church of Saint Christopher, Ditteridge.jpg
The Church of Saint Christopher, Ditteridge
Ditteridge is located in Wiltshire
Ditteridge
Ditteridge
Ditteridge shown within Wiltshire
OS grid referenceST818694
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCorsham
Postcode districtSN13
Dialling code01225
PoliceWiltshire
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
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51°25′24″N 2°15′49″W / 51.4234°N 2.2636°W / 51.4234; -2.2636Coordinates: 51°25′24″N 2°15′49″W / 51.4234°N 2.2636°W / 51.4234; -2.2636

Ditteridge is a hamlet in the civil parish of Box, Wiltshire, England. It is about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) northwest of Box and 3.5 miles (6 km) west of the town of Corsham.

Consisting today of a farm and a handful of houses, the ancient parish of Ditteridge (which included the hamlet of Alcombe) had a larger population, peaking at 119 at the 1851 census. The civil parish, created in 1837, was combined with Box in 1884.[1]

The Fosse Way Roman road passes 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Ditteridge. The settlement was recorded as Digeric in the Domesday Book of 1086.[2] Cheney Court is a 17th-century manor house of two and a half storeys and is Grade II* listed;[3] today it is used by a language school.[4]

From circa 1849 a school was associated with the church; after it closed in the 1880s, children attended the school at Box.

Parish church[edit]

The church of Saint Christopher retains Norman features. It dates from circa 1100 and has a 13th-century chancel and a 14th-century south porch.[5] Restoration by E.W. Godwin in 1860 included a pulpit and stained glass. The church was designated as Grade I listed in 1960.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 4 pp315-361 - Table of population, 1801-1951". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ Ditteridge in the Domesday Book
  3. ^ Historic England. "Cheney Court, Ditteridge (1285230)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Cheney Court". Linguarama. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Church of St. Christopher, Ditteridge, Box". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Christopher, Ditteridge (1285201)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 October 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ditteridge at Wikimedia Commons