In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Collingbourne Ducis like this:
COLLINGBOURNE-DUCIS, a village and a parish in Pewsey district, Wilts. The village stands on an affluent of the river Avon, 2½ miles NW by N of Ludgers-hall, and 7½ S by E of Savernake r. station; and has a post office under Marlborough, and a fair on 11 Dec. The parish comprises 3, 381 acres. Rea property, with Everleigh, £6, 141. Pop., 564. Houses, 113. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the duchy of Lancaster, -whence the name Ducis; and passed to the Seymours. Collingbourne Heath and Collingbourne Wood lie east of the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £716.* Patron, the Marquis of Ailesbury. The church is ancient but tolerable; and has a tower said to have been built for a dovecot.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Collingbourne Ducis, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 31st August 2014
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