In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Berwick St James like this:
BERWICK-ST. JAMES, a parish in Wilton district, Wilts; on an affluent of the river Wiley, 2¾ miles NNW of Wishford r. station, and 5½ WSW of Amesbury. Post Town, Winterbourne-Stoke, under Salisbury. Acres, 2,487. Real property, with Stapleford, £4,662. Pop., 252. Houses, 53. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £54. Patron, Lord Ashburton. The church is early English, has a Norman doorway, and is very good.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Berwick St James, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 10th October 2015
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