In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Longbridge Deverill like this:
DEVERILL-LONGBRIDGE, a parish and a sub-district in Warminster district, Wilts. The parish lies on the Deverill rivulet, 3 miles S of Warminster town and r. station; includes the hamlet of Crockerton; and has a post office under Warminster. Acres, 4, 156. Real property, £5, 850. Pop., 1, 197. ...
Houses, 286. The property is all in one estate. The manor belonged to the abbey of Glastonbury; took the after-part of its name from an ancient bridge, supposed to have been built by the abbots; and passed to the Thynnes, ancestors of the Marquis of Bath. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacies of Crockerton and Deverill-Monckton, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £350.* Patron, the Marquis of Bath. The church contains monuments of the Thynnes, and an old font; and is good. Thynne's alms-houses have £90; and other charities £20.The sub-district contains seven parish-Pop., 3, 927. Houses, 896.
Longbridge 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 Longbridge Deverill itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Longbridge Deverill in West Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th April 2017
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