In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Coombe Bissett like this:
COOMBE-BISSETT, a parish in Alderbury district, Wilts; on an affluent of the river Avon, 3 miles S of Wilton r. station, and 3½ SW of Salisbury. It has a post office under Salisbury. Acres, 2, 196. Real property, with Hornington and Odstock, £5, 180. Pop., 337. Houses, 83. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of West Harnham, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £220.* Patron, the Prebendary of Combe. The church is very good. Charities, £7.
Coombe Bissett is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Coombe Bissett itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Coombe Bissett, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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