Place:Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, England

NameBroad Chalke
Alt namesBroad-Chalksource: from redirect
Broad Chalksource: Family History Library Catalog
Broadchalkesource: spelling variant
Broadchalksource: spelling variant
Knappsource: hamlet in parish
Little Londonsource: hamlet in parish
Mount Sorrelsource: hamlet in parish
Stoke Farthingsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.017°N 1.933°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoChalk Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Wilton Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Salisbury and Wilton Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1934 - 1974
Salisbury District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Broad Chalke, sometimes spelled Broadchalke, Broad Chalk or Broadchalk, is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 8 miles (13 km) west of the city of Salisbury. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Knapp, Mount Sorrel, Stoke Farthing and Little London. The parish had a population of 680 in the UK census of 2011.

Broad Chalke is halfway along the 13 miles (21 km) of the Chalke Valley. The parish has two chalk streams, as the River Chalke flows into the River Ebble at Mount Sorrell in the parish, and the main settlement stands on the banks of the Ebble.

The valley road runs from Salisbury in the east to Shaftesbury in the west between chalk downs on either side. The village sits at a crossroads where a road from Hampshire in the south runs down Knowle Hill and another route from Fovant and Tisbury in the north runs down Compton Down via Fifield Bavant and all roads meet near the public house in North Street.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Broad Chalke. An interesting article on 20th century inhabitants of the parish and a timeline history from the 9th century to the 21st.

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