In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Atworth like this:
ATWORTH, or Atford, a chapelry in Bradford parish, Wilts; near the Roman road, 3 miles WNW of Melksham r. station. Post Town, Melksham. Acres, 1,170. Real property, with South Wraxall, £5,337. Pop., 949. Houses, 225. The property is not much divided. The living is a vicarage with South Wraxall, in the diocese of Salisbury Value, £255. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church was built in 1828. There are an Independent chapel, and charities £17.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Atworth in West Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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