Place:Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England

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NameChiseldon
Alt namesDraycott-Foliattsource: from redirect
Badburysource: hamlet in parish
Badbury Wicksource: hamlet in parish
Burderopsource: manor in parish
Coate (Chiseldon)source: hamlet in parish
Draycot Foliatsource: hamlet in parish
Draycott Foliattsource: alternate spelling
Hodsonsource: hamlet in parish
Ridgeway Viewsource: hamlet in parish (20th century)
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.517°N 1.733°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoKingsbridge Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Highworth Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
Thamesdown District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Swindon District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Chiseldon is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Swindon, Wiltshire, England. It takes its name from the Old English cisel dene, or "gravel valley", being noted in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Chiseldene.

The village lies on the edge of the Marlborough Downs, a mile south of junction 15 of the M4 motorway, on the A346 road between the town of Swindon and Marlborough. The large village of Wroughton is 2.5 miles (4 km) to the east. The parish includes the hamlets of Badbury, Badbury Wick, Draycot Foliat, Hodson, and Ridgeway View; in the north it includes the hamlet of Coate, on the edge of the southeast suburbs of Swindon. The ancient manor of Burderop is also within the parish.

Holy Cross Church is also located in Chiseldon. The church was built in the thirteenth century along with other local churches in Ogbourne St. George and Ogbourne St. Andrew.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Chiseldon.

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