In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Easton Royal like this:
EASTON, a parish in Pewsey district, Wilts; near the Kennet and Avon canal and the Berks and Hants railway, 3¼ miles E of Pewsey r. station, and 6¼ S by E of Marlborough. Post town, Burbage, under Marlborough-Acres, 2, 080. Real property, £2, 911. Pop., 463-Houses, 100. The property is all in one estate. Easton Hill is crowned with a barrow. A priory or hospital for Trinitarian canons was founded here, by Archdeacon Stephens, in the time of Henry III.; and was given, at the dissolution, to the Seymours. The living is a donative in the diocese of Salisbury. Valne, not reported-Patron, the Marquis of Aylesbury. The church was built in 1591 by the family of the Protector; and is very good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £26.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Easton Royal, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st September 2014
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