In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Barford St Martin like this:
BARFORD (St Martin), a parish in Wilton district, Wilts; on a tributary of the river Avon, 3 miles W of Wilton r. station, and 5½ W by N of Salisbury. It has a post office under Salisbury. Acres, inclusive of the extra-parochial tract of Grovely Wood, 2,236. Real property, together with Baverstock, £5,984. Pop., 519. Houses, 116. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £577.* Patron, All Souls' College, Oxford. The church is good; and there is an Independent chapel.
Barford St Martin is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Barford St Martin itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Barford St Martin, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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