Place:


Froxfield  Wiltshire

 

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

FROXFIELD, a village and a parish in the district of Hungerford and county of Wilts. The village stands near the Kennet and Avon canal, and near the Mid Wilts railway, 3¼ miles W of Hungerford; and has a post office under Hungerford. The parish includes the tythings of Hughditch, Oakhill, and Rudge. ...


Acres, 2, 214. Real property, £2, 926. Pop., 530. Houses, 144. The property is not much divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £122. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Windsor. The church is very good. The Duchess of Somerset's almshouses here were founded in 1686; form an oblong quadrangle, surrounding a court, with a small chapel in the interior; gave maintenance to thirty widows of clergymen, and twenty widows of laymen; and have an endowed income of £2, 370.

Froxfield through time

Froxfield is now part of Kennet district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kennet has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Froxfield itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/11769

Date accessed: 30th May 2017


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