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.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ansty, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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