In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brokenborough like this:
BROKENBOROUGH, a parish in Malmesbury district, Wilts.; on Akeman-street, 2 miles NW of Malmesbury, and 7¼ W by S of Minety r. station. It has a post office under Chippenham. Acres, 2,552. Real property, £3,732. Pop., 503. Houses, 69. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Saxon kings; and passed to the Molines. Some Roman remains have been found. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Westport, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is good.
Brokenborough 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 Brokenborough itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brokenborough in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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