Ansty  Wiltshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ansty like this:

ANSTEY, a parish in Tisbury district, Wilts; under Whitesheet hill, 2 miles S by E of Tisbury r. station, and 5 SSE of Hindon. Post Town, Tisbury under Salisbury. Acres, 840. Real property, with Swallowclift, £3,778. Pop., 298. Houses, 59. The property is divided among a few. A preceptory of the Hospitallers was founded here in 1210; and a barn belonging to it still remains. ...

The living is a donative in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £22. Patron, Lord Arundell. The church is the oldest in the diocese; has an ancient font; and is in tolerable condition. Dr. Richard Zouch, judge of the court of admiralty in the reign of Charles I., was a native.

Ansty through time

Ansty is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ansty itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ansty, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd June 2018

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