Place:Bower Chalke, Wiltshire, England

NameBower Chalke
Alt namesBower-Chalksource: Family History Library Catalogue
Bowerchalkesource: Wikipedia
Mead Endsource: hamlet in parish
Misselforesource: hamlet in parish
Woodmintonsource: hamlet in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.005°N 1.976°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoChalk Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, Englandparish of which it was a chapelry
Tisbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district 1894-1934
Mere and Tisbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district 1934-1974
Salisbury District, Wiltshire, Englanddistrict municipality 1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority 2009--
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bower Chalke is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 9 miles (14 km) southwest of Salisbury. It is in the south of Wiltshire, about 1 mile (1.6 km) from the county boundary with Dorset and 2 miles (3.2 km) from that with Hampshire. The parish includes the hamlets of Mead End, Misselfore and Woodminton.

Bower Chalke is in the Cranborne Chase. The River Chalke, a classic chalk stream, rises in the village and joins the River Ebble at Broad Chalke, flowing into the Hampshire Avon south of Salisbury.

The Grade II* listed Church of the Holy Trinity dates from the 13th century, and Nobel Prize winning novelist William Golding is buried in the churchyard. Bower Chalke was once a chapelry of Broad Chalke.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Bower Chalke. Included a history timeline of the parish.

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