Wiltshire

chapels registered before 1867

Location of Primitive Methodist chapels in Wiltshire 1867
This work incorporates historical material provided by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth through their web site A Vision of Britain through Time (https://www.VisionofBritain.org.uk).

This is a list of chapels that had been registered by 1867. Remember that registration was not compulsory. As registration was valid until cancelled, however, there may be duplication: i.e.  both the old and new chapels in a place may be listed. We have also discovered that the official location may not be the same as the name by which the chapel is commonly described.

Unless otherwise stated each of these places of worship is described as a chapel.

The numbers on the list relate to places, and match those on the map. The base map is provided under this licence

Use the search box to find out more about a chapel. Two places that were in Wiltshire in 1867, Damerham and Martin, had been transferred to Hampshire by the time the base map was created, so have been listed and mapped under that county. Note also that Alderbury Registration District has been renamed Salisbury.

ChapelNotesRegistration District
Aldbourne1Hungerford
Allington2Amesbury
Ashton Keynes3Cricklade
Atworth, Bradford4Bradford on Avon
Barford, St. Martin5Wilton
BeanacreBuilding occupied By William Webb6Melksham
Bishopstone7Highworth
Bishopstone8Wilton
Bradford, Whitshill9Bradford on Avon
BrinkworthA building in the occupation of Frederick Matthews10Malmsbury
Brinkworth, Barnes GreenMalmsbury
Brinkworth CommonA cottage in the occupation of Mr. Jacob Spencer11Malmsbury
Broad Blunsdon12Highworth
Broad Town13Marlborough
BrokenboroughA building or cottage in the occupation of Henry Wood14Malmsbury
Brokenborough, Foss LaneA buildingMalmsbury
Nether Street, Bromham15Devizes
BulkingtonPreaching room16Westbury
Bushton17Cricklade
Calne18Calne
CharltonA dwelling house occupied by James Rudman19Malmsbury
CherhillPreaching place20Calne
Chippenham, The Causeway21Chippenham
Chiseldon22Highworth
Chittoe23Devizes
Clack24Cricklade
Corsham25Chippenham
Cricklade26Cricklade
Crudwell, Tetbury Road27Malmsbury
Derryhill29Chippenham
Devizes GreenA building occupied  by George Franklin, thatcher30Devizes
East Knoyle Green31Mere
Fisherton Street32Alderbury
Garsdon33Malmsbury
Hanging Langford34Wilton
Highworth, Swindon Street35Highworth
Hindon36Tisbury
Hinton37Westbury
Homington38Alderbury
Hook39Cricklade
Huish Hill40Pewsey
Hullavington41Malmsbury
Kingston DeverillCottage occupied by John Tudgay42Mere
Langley, Kington St. Michael43Chippenham
Leigh44Cricklade
Little Bedwyn45Hungerford
Longridge Deverill, Snelgrove’s Buildings46Warminster
Lowden, Chippenham47Chippenham
Ludgershall48Andover
Ludwell49Tisbury
Lydiard Millicent50Highworth
Malmsbury, Bristol Road, WestportA building51Malmsbury
MardenA cottage occupied by William Wise,carpenter,  adjoining the Churchyard52Devizes
Marston53Devizes
Melksham Forest55Melksham
Mere, Back Lane56Mere
Minety, Sawyers Hill57Malmsbury
New Swindon58Highworth
Oaksey, Turnpike Road59Malmsbury
Ogbourn St. AndrewA building in the occupation of Joseph Causer60Marlborough
Ogbourn St. George61Marlborough
Purton62Cricklade
Purton Stoke63Cricklade
Ramsbury64Hungerford
Scend Cleeve65Melksham
Shaw, Lydiard Millicent66Highworth
Sherston67Malmsbury
StartleyA building68Malmsbury
Steeple Ashton69Westbury
Stockley70Calne
Stratton71Highworth
Stratton St. Margaret’sHighworth
Sutton Parva72Warminster
Teffont Magna73Tisbury
Thickwood74Chippenham
Tockenham75Cricklade
Tytherton Lucas76Chippenham
Upper Seagry77Chippenham
Warminster, Pound Street78Warminster
West Grafton79Hungerford
West Knoyle, Chester Blade Corner80Mere
Whiteparish81Alderbury
Wilton, West Street82Wilton
Witcha, Ramsbury83Hungerford
Woodfalls Hill84Alderbury
Wooton Bassett85Cricklade
Wroughton86Highworth
Wroughton, Salthorpe New CottagesA buildingHighworth
Zeals87Mere

Comments about this page

  • Thank you for this information, which alerted me to the fact that there was a typo in my post (now corrected). The chapel was at Damerham, and there is a page for it under Hampshire chapels, with photo. I will add your comment to that page. John Wills was a prolific architect of non-conformist chapels, but Damerham seems to be one of his earlier works.

    By Philip Thornborow (13/09/2021)
  • The Builder, vol. 35, issue 1805, page 920, Sept., 8th., 1877 :

    TENDERS.
    For Primitive Methodist Chapel, Damesham,* Salisbury.
    Mr. John Wills, architect.
    Debbin & White ( accepted )……..£240 10 0.
    ………………………………………………………………………………….
    *perhaps a variant scribe or phonetic form, e. g. , Damersham, etc., indeed Salisbury is mentioned, but was the Chapel built; former Wiltshire or Hampshire.

    By Raymond E. O. Ella (11/09/2021)

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *