In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described South Cerney like this:
CERNEY (South), a parish in Cirencester district, Gloucester; adjacent to the Thames and Severn canal, and near the Cheltenham and Western Union railway, 4 miles SSE of Cirencester. It has a post office under Cirencester. Acres, 3,100. Real property, £6,364. Pop., 1,006. Houses, 247. The property is much subdivided. ...
The living is a vicarage united with the p. curacy of Cerney-Wick, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £231. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church ranges from transition Norman to decorated English, and was partly rebuilt in 1862. There are a chapel of ease, an Independent chapel, a national school, an asylum-college on a bequest of £11,000 in 1834 for widows and orphans of poor clergymen, and other charities £70.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of South Cerney, in Cotswold and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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