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.
Collingbourne Ducis is now part of Kennet district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kennet has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Collingbourne Ducis itself, go to Units and Statistics.
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: 24th March 2017
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