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.
Work on Chippenham is well advanced and a draft text comprising sections completed to the end of 2019 can be read below. The authpors are: Landscape, Settlement and Buildings (John Chandler), Government and Politics (Matthew Kilburn), Social and Religious History, and Outer Chippenham (Rosalind Johnson), and Economic History (incomplete, Richard Hoyle) The remaining sections are in progress. Please be aware that these are drafts only, and considerable editing and revision will take place before publication.
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 it is hoped to begin work on them shortly. 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.
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.