In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Coulston like this:
COULSTON (East), a parish in Westbury district, Wilts; at the north-west verge of Salisbury plain, 5¼ miles ENE of Westbury, and about 6½ from Melksham, Trowbridge, and Westbury r. stations. Post town, Edington, under Westbury. Acres, 868. Real property, £3, 013. Pop., 119. Houses, 23. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £168.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good. Mrs. Delany, the niece of Lord Lansdowne, famous for cutting flowers in paper, was a native.
East Coulston 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 East Coulston itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Coulston in West Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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