In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bishopstone like this:
BISHOPSTONE, a parish in Highworth district, Wilts; on the verge of the county, 2¾ miles S of Shrivenham r. station, and 6 E of Swindon. It has a post office under Shrivenham. Acres, 4,452. Real property, £4,513. Pop., 716. Houses, 147. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £208.* Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is tolerable. A school has an endowed income of £59, and other charities £69.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bishopstone, in Swindon and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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