In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Berwick St Leonard like this:
BERWICK-ST. LEONARD, a parish in Tisbury district, Wilts; 1 mile E of Hindon, and 2¾ NNW of Tisbury r. station. Post Town, Hindon, under Salisbury. Acres, 970. Real property, with Hindon, Chickladra, and Fonthill-Gifford, £5,111. Pop., 40. Houses, 8. The property is divided among a few. Remains of the old manor-house, the seat of the Howes from 1629 to 1735, where the Prince of Orange slept in 1668 on his way to London, are now part of a suite of farm-buildings. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Sedghill, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £374. Patron, the Marquis of Westminster. The church was recently restored.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Berwick St Leonard, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th July 2015
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