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Atworth is a village and civil parish in west Wiltshire, England. The village is on the A365 road between Melksham and Box, about 2.5mi northwest of Melksham and 4mi northeast of Bradford on Avon.HistoryThe present-day civil parish of Atworth was created in 1884 from four former parishes or tithings.AtworthAtworth, including Atworth village and the hamlets of Purlpit and West Hill, was a tithing in the northeast of the large ancient parish of Bradford on Avon. This land forms the northern half of the modern parish, with the Roman road from Silchester to Bath as its northern boundary.A Roman villa (excavated in 1937 and 1971) was a short distance northwest of the present village of Atworth. Poplar Farmhouse is from the 15th century and Manor Farmhouse is from the early 18th century.Great ChalfieldGreat Chalfield (or East Chalfield), to the south of Atworth, was a separate parish until 1884. Great Chalfield Manor was built in the 15th century.Little ChalfieldLittle Chalfield was a separate manor and, in the 14th and 15th centuries, a separate parish. There was a church or chapel, recorded in conveyances up to 1701, but then lost without trace. Little Chalfield became an extra-parochial area until the civil parish of Little Chalfield with Cottles was created in 1857. Little Chalfield Manor is from the early 19th century.
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