In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Alton Barnes like this:
ALTON-BARNES, or Alton-Berners, a parish in Devizes district, Wilts; on the Kennet and Avon canal, near Wans Dyke, 7 miles E of Devizes r. station. Post town, Pewsey under Marlborough. Acres, 1,053. Real property, £1,520. Pop., 177. Houses, 37. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £294.* Patron, New College, Oxford. The church is good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alton Barnes, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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