In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Alderton like this:
ALDERTON, a parish in Malmesbury district, Wilts: near Akeman-street, 9 miles NNW of Chippenham r. station. It has a post office under Chippenham. Acres, 1,587. Real property, £2,404. Pop., 192. Houses, 44. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, not reported. Patron, Sir J. Neeld, Bart. Gore, the antiquary, who flourished in the 17th century, was a native of Alderton, and was buried in the church.
Alderton is now part of North Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Alderton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alderton in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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