In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Codford St Peter like this:
CODFORD-ST. PETER, a parish in Warminster district, Wilts; on the river Wiley, near Codford r. station, 3½ miles SE of Heytesbury. It includes the township of Ashton-Gifford; and its post town is Codford-St-Mary, under Bath. Acres, 1, 611. Real property, with Codford-St. Mary, £4, 086. Pop., 359. Houses, 63. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £380.* Patron, Pembroke College, Oxford. The church is a handsome edifice with pointed windows and embattled tower.
Codford St Peter is now part of West Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Codford St Peter itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Codford St Peter in West Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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