Place:


Castle Eaton  Wiltshire

 

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.

Castle Eaton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/11653

Date accessed: 28th April 2017


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