In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Burbage like this:
BURBAGE, a village and a parish in Pewsey district, Wilts. The village stands near the Kennet and Avon canal, and near the Reading and Devizes railway, in the neighbourhood of Savernake r. station, 6½ miles SSE of Marlborough; is a straggling picturesque place; and has a post office under Marlborough. The parish comprises 3,283 acres. Real property, £5,813. Pop., 1,603. Houses, 323. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £363.* Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is an edifice of 1854, with an old tower; and has two memorial windows, the one to Bishop Denison, the other to four natives who fell in the Crimean war. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £101.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Burbage has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Kennet. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Burbage and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Burbage, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th February 2015
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