In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Keevil like this:
KEEVIL, a parish in Westbury district, Wilts; on an affluent of the river Avon, and near the Kennet and Avon canal, 4½ miles E of Trowbridge r. stationIt includes the tything of Bulkington; and its post town is Steeple-Ashton, under Trowbridge. Acres, 2, 883. Real property, £5, 070. Pop., 669. Houses, 157. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to W. W. B. Beach, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £250.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The church is good, and has an embattled tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and a slightly endowed school.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Keevil has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of West Wiltshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Keevil and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Keevil in West Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 31st July 2015
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