Place:Bremhill, Wiltshire, England

Alt namesBremblesource: old name for Bremhill
Charlcottsource: tything in parish
Charlcuttsource: another name for above
East Tythertonsource: tything in parish
Foxhamsource: tything in parish
Spirthillsource: tything in parish
Avonsource: settlement in parish
Bremhill Wicksource: settlement in parish
Low Bridgesource: settlement in parish
Tytherton Lucassource: settlement in parish
Tytherton-Lucassource: hyphenated
West End (Bremhill)source: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.457°N 2.03°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoChippenham Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Calne Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Calne and Chippenham Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1934 - 1974
West Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englanddistrict municipality 1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Bremhill from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BREMHILL, or Bremble, a village and a parish in Calne [registration] district, Wilts. The village stands on the Roman road to Bath, near the Wilts and Berks canal, 2¾ miles SE of the Great Western railway, and 4 E by N of Chippenham; and has a post office, of the name of Bremhill, under Chippenham.
"The parish includes also the tythings of East Tytherton, Studley, Spirthill, Charlcott, and Foxham. Acres: 5,920. Real property: £7,784. Population: 1,357. Houses: 282. The property is divided among a few. Studley House belonged formerly to the Hungerfords, and is now occupied by a farmer. A monumental pillar, surmounted by a female figure, in the costume of the time of Edward IV., is at Wickhill. The ground at the village, and some other points, command fine views. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value: £506. Patron: the Bishop of Salisbury.
"The church is an ivy-clad edifice, in very good condition; has a finely carved rood-loft; and contains monuments of the Bayntons and the Hungerfords. Two ancient crosses are adjacent; and several epitaphs in the churchyard are from the pen of the poet Bowles, who held the vicarage, and died here in 1850. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels; a Moravian settlement is near Tytherton Grange; and a charity by Heath has £107.
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bremhill is now a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. The village is about 1.6 miles (2.6 km) northwest of Calne and 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Chippenham. The name originates from 'Bramble hill'. Bremhill had a population of 942 in the UK census of 2011.

Bremhill civil parish is a rural area which stretches northeast some 5 miles (8 km) from the eastern boundary of the Chippenham built-up area. In addition to the tythings mentioned by Wilson in 1871-82, it now also includes the settlements of Avon, Bremhill Wick, Low Bridge, Tytherton Lucas and West End, and part of the hamlet of Ratford (which is better placed in Calne Without). Most of these have grown into significance since 1870 and are redirected here also with those mentioned by Wilson.

The River Bristol Avon forms part of the western boundary of the parish, where it is joined by the Marden which crosses the parish from the south. The parish has many smaller tributaries of the Avon, including Pudding Brook, which joins the Marden south of Tytherton Lucas; the Cade Burna, which gives its name to Cadenham Manor; and the Cat Brook.

Bremhill was an ancient parish in Chippenham Hundred. In 1890 a small portion of Bremhill was transferred to the newly formed parish of Calne Without to the south. Bremhill was part of Calne Rural District between 1894 and 1934 and part of Calne and Chippenham Rural District between 1934 and 1974. Between 1974 and 2009 it was part of the larger district municipality of West Wiltshire. In 2009 the whole of Wiltshire outside Swindon became a unitary authority named Wiltshire Council or Wiltshire District. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Bremhill.

Research Tips

Chippenham Hundred is not covered in the Victoria County History of Wiltshire series.

  • From this Ancestry page you can browse the Wiltshire parishes which have parish register transcripts online, quite often from very early dates. However, reading the early ones requires skill and patience. Transcriptions should also be in FamilySearch.
  • A further collection of online source references will be found on the county page for Wiltshire.
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