Ramsbury  Wiltshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ramsbury like this:

RAMSBURY, a village, a parish, and a hundred in Wilts. The village stands on the river Kennet, 4 miles N by W of Bedwyn r. station, and 5 W N W of Hungerford; was the seat of a diocese from 920 till 1058; was also a market town; consists now of one long street; contains some malting, brewing, and tanning establishments; and has a post-office‡ under Hungerford, and fairs on 14 May and 11 Oct. ...

The parish contains also the tythings of Axford, Eastridge, and Whittonditch, and the places called Park-Town, Madridge-Hill, Newtown, Elmdown, and Lamplands; and is in Hungerford district. Acres, 9, 742. Real property, £14, 304 Pop. in 1851, 2, 696; in 1861, 2, 533. The property is divided among a few. R. House belonged to the Joneses; was designed by Webb, the son-in-law of Inigo Jones; passed to the Burdetts; and belongs now to Sir R. Burdett, Bart. Littlecot Park, Crowood, and the Cedars also are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £400.* Patron, Miss Burdett Coutts. The church is large and good; was the mother church to Sarum, and the cathedral of the quondam diocese; has a massive tower; and contains a mausoleum of Littlecoat, and monuments of the Reads and the Joneses. There are chapels for Independents, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, and a national school. The hundred contains also two other parishes. Acres, 17, 254. Pop., 3, 629. Houses, 780.

Ramsbury through time

Ramsbury is now part of Kennet district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kennet has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ramsbury itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ramsbury, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd April 2019

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