In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brixton Deverill like this:
BRIXTON-DEVERILL, a parish in Warminster district, Wilts; on a headstream of the river Wiley, and on the Roman road to Salisbury, 5 miles S of Warminster r. station. Post Town, Longbridge-Deverill, under Warminster. Acres, 2,450. Real property, £2,076. Pop., 225. Houses, 47. The property is divided among a few. Alfred halted here a night on his march against the Danes. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £480.* Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church was repaired in 1862.
Brixton Deverill 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 Brixton Deverill itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brixton Deverill in West Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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