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"CHIRTON, (or Cherringten, or Shorten), a parish in the hundred of Swanborough, in the county of Wilts, 5 miles S.E. of Devizes. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury, value £190, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is a handsome structure in the Norman style of architecture. It contains a beautiful font. Here is a National school. The manorial rights are vested in the Heytesbury Trustees."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Chirton is also known as Cherrington or Cherington or Churton.



  • If you have been unable to find the 1841 census for this parish, Wiltshire and Swindon Archives website provides the answer as one of their Wiltshire History Questions.


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  • Population 250 in 1951.



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