In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Draycot Cerne like this:
DRAYCOT-CERNE, a parish in Chippenham district, Wilts; near the river Avon and the Great Western railway, 3½ miles NNE of Chippenham. Post town, Chippenham. Acres, 1, 066. Real property, £1, 839. Pop., 158. Houses, 29. All the property, with Draycot-Cerne House, belonged formerly to the Cernes and the Longs; and belongs now to the Earl of Mornington. ...
The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, 234.* Patron, the Earl of Mornington. The church is ancient; has a tower; contains a brass to Sir Edward Cerne of 1380, and monuments of the Longs; and is very good. Charities, £25.
Draycot Cerne is now part of North Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Draycot Cerne itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Draycot Cerne in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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