In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Alton Priors like this:
ALTON-PRIORS, a chapelry in Overton parish, Wilts; on the Kennet and Avon canal, contiguous to Alton Barnes, 7 miles E of Devizes r. station. It includes the tything of Stowell; and its Post Town is Pewsey under Marlborough. Acres, 2,630. Real property, £2,038. Pop., 207. Houses, 46. The manor belonged anciently to Winchester monastery. The living is a curacy, an nexed to Overton vicarage, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church has a curious-brass of 1528.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alton Priors, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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