In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hannington like this:
HANNINGTON, a village and a parish in Highworth district, Wilts. The village stands 2 miles W by N of Highworth, 2 S of the river Thames at the boundary with Gloucester, and 7 NE of Swindon Junction r. station; is a pretty place, built in the form of the letter Y; and has a post office under Swindon. The parish comprises 2, 412 acres. Real property, with Inglesham and Lynt, £6, 469. Pop., 378. Houses, 81. Hannington bridge leads over the Thames into Gloucestershire; and Hannington-Wick has a fine view. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £131. Patrons, the Trustees of the late Col. Freke. The church is good, has a square tower, and contains monuments of the Frekes. There are a chapel of ease at Hannington-Wick, a free school, and charities £50.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hannington, in Swindon and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th May 2015
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