ST9334 : Chicklade Bottom Farm near Fonthill Bishop

taken 10 years ago, near to Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Chicklade Bottom Farm near Fonthill Bishop
Chicklade Bottom Farm near Fonthill Bishop
Chicklade Bottom Farm is almost stranded on the south side of the busy A303 trunk road that runs east-west 50m from its front door, though there is an exit via a minor road to Hindon 100m to the west. Chicklade Bottom is a dry enclosed valley flanked on all sides by the chalk downs of west Wiltshire, and lies on the route of the ancient Ox Drove along which cattle were driven to Wilton and Salisbury markets, as well as on the Monarch's Way long distance footpath, see ST9834 : Ox Drove near Teffont Down 1.

There are three other farms about 2km further west along Chicklade Bottom, and these make up the hamlet of Chicklade, which is dominated by the presence and noise of the trunk road. Chicklade Bottom Farm was at one time a coaching inn and was also known as New Inn, and provided accommodation for passing drovers and travellers. This followed the turnpiking of the Amesbury to East Knoyle road in 1762, and the name New Inn, in Chicklade or Chicklat, is shown on a 1773 map of Wiltshire in Wiltshire County Council historical records, LinkExternal link. The farmhouse is a listed building, LinkExternal link
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ST9334, 15 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 July, 2007
Category
Farm > Farm   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 934 342 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.4343N 2:5.7219W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 934 342
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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