Timeline events for date 1841

Comunity Date Events
1841 Brunel's viaduct built at Chippenham and railway line opened from Chippenham to London; Box Tunnel, 3,212 yards long, completed by Brunel
Aldbourne 1841 Cottages in Back Lane converted into the Strict Baptists' Little Zoar chapel
Box 1841 - 1851 The population fell over this period of 10 years, before steadily increasing
Box 1841 On 30th June, the Box Tunnel was officially opened
Broughton Gifford 1841 Parish contains 254 acres of arable land, 1207 acres of pasture, 70 acres of housing, 20 acres of railway, 1 acre of plantation and 83 acres of river, road and waste. Population at 741.
Calne 1841 A Primitive Methodist chapel is built at Stockley
Chippenham 1841 Railway viaduct (Western Arches) built by Brunel; Brunel has site office by present railway station. 31st May railway line from Chippenham to London opens
Corsham 1841 Box railway tunnel, built for the Great Western Railway by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, completed. At two miles long it was the longest tunnel at the time. 4,000 workmen and 300 horses were brought into Corsham to construct the tunnel: Corsham Railway Station built
Great Somerford 1841 The New Inn, later the Masons Arms, was opened
Minety 1841 Minety station opened
Wootton Bassett 1841 The railway line from London to Bristol is constructed through the parish and a station, Wootton Bassett Junction, opened