Work in progress
Volume 20 covers the town of Chippenham and the surrounding parishes of Bremhill, Chippenham, Christian Malford (including the detached hamlet of Avon), Hardenhuish, Kington St Michael (including Kington Langley), Langley Burrell, Pewsham (extra-parochial), and Tytherton Kellaways.
Contracts have been awarded for the chapters on Chippenham government and politics (to Matthew Kilburn), Outer Chippenham (Rosalind Johnson), Chippenham landownership (Jennifer Murray), and Chippenham origins, growth and development (John Chandler), and all of these are in progress. We are also working with the parishes of Bremhill, Kington Langley and Kington St Michael: the Kingtons are raising funds locally to help with the production of the relevant chapter. Louise Ryland-Epton is working with volunteers in Bremhill on a part lottery-funded project to produce a popular community history of this scattered parish, alongside the relevant chapter for the VCH volume.
We expect to award contracts for the chapters on Chippenham government and politics and Outer Chippenham manors in early 2018. We are also working with the parishes of Bremhill, Kington Langley and Kington St Michael: the Kingtons are raising funds locally to help with the production of the relevant chapter and Bremhill is working on a volunteer-based approach to producing not only the relevant chapter for the VCH volume but also a more comprehensive local history.
More information about the work and our authors is on our MyChippenham website . If you have any comments, corrections or general feedback on this text, please contact John Chandler by email.