In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brightwalton like this:
BRIGHT-WALTHAM, Brightwalton, or Brickleton, a parish in Wantage district, Berks; near the downs, 7 miles S of Wantage, and 8¼ NW of Newbury r. station. It has a post office under Wantage. Acres, 2,038. Real property, £3,312. Pop., 450. Houses, 91. The living is a rectory in the dio. of Oxford. Value, £700.* Patron, T. R. Harman, Esq. The church and a school are recent; and there is a Wesleyan chapel.
Brightwalton is now part of West Berkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Berkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Brightwalton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brightwalton in West Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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