Chipenden is one of the main locations in the Wardstone Chronicles.
The village is in the center of the County and is thought to be a rather small village, with less than 60 residents at most.
Th village includes a butcher shop, a bakery and a grocery, which are frequently used by village residents and the spook, John Gregory, and his apprentice, Tom Ward. John Gregory owned a house in Chipenden, which he refers to as his "summer house". The house was passed to Tom Ward after his death.