In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Castle Eaton like this:
CASTLE-EATON, a small village and a parish in Highworth district, Wilts. The village stands on the river Thames, adjacent to the Thames and Severn canal, 3½ miles ENE of Cricklade, and 6¼ NE of Purton r. station. The parish includes also the tything of Lushill; and its Post Town is Kempsford under Swindon. Acres, 1,956. Real property, with Lushill and Marston-Maisey, £6,171. Pop., 286. Houses, 64. The property is divided among a few. Lushill House is the seat of the Archers. A place called the Butts seems to have been notable, in old times, for the practice of archery. The parish is famous for cheese. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £633.* Patron, the Rev.E. Bowlby. The church dates from about 1400; has a singular cupola; and is very good.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Castle Eaton, in Swindon and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd November 2014
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