Place:


Foxley  Wiltshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Foxley like this:

FOXLEY, a parish in Malmsbury district, Wilts; on Akeman-street, near the boundary with Gloucester, 3 miles WSW of Malmsbury, and 8 N by W of Chippenham r. station. Post town, Malmsbury, under Chippenham. Acres, 750. Real property, with Bremilham and Westport, £6, 335. Pop., 65. Houses, 14. The manor belonged to the Berkeleys; passed to the Ayliffes and the Foxes; and gave the title of Baron Foxley to Lord Holland. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £261.* Patron, Lady Holland. The church is ancient, and contains some old monuments.

Foxley through time

Foxley 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 Foxley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Foxley in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/11765

Date accessed: 20th July 2017


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