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Bremhill  Wiltshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bremhill like this:

BREMHILL, or Bremble, a village and a parish in Calne district, Wilts. The village stands on the Roman road to Bath, near the Wilts and Berks canal, 2¾ miles SE of the Great Western railway, and 4 E by N of Chippenham; and has a post office, of the name of Bremhill, under Chippenham.—The parish includes also the tythings of East Tytherton, Studley, Spirthill, Charlcott, and Foxham. ...


Acres, 5,920. Real property, £7,784. Pop., 1,357. Houses, 282. The property is divided among a few. Studley House belonged formerly to the Hungerfords, and is now occupied by a farmer. A monumental pillar, surmounted by a female figure, in the costume of the time of Edward IV., is at Wickhill. The ground at the village, and some other points, command fine views. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £506.* Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is an ivy-clad edifice, in very good condition; has a finely carved rood-loft; and contains monuments of the Bayntons and the Hungerfords. Two ancient crosses are adjacent; and several epitaphs in the churchyard are from the pen of the poet Bowles, who held the vicarage, and died here in 1850. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels; a Moravian settlement is near Tytherton Grange; and a charity by Heath has £107.

Bremhill through time

Bremhill is now part of North Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bremhill itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bremhill in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/11638

Date accessed: 29th May 2017


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