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Liddington  Wiltshire

 

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

LIDDINGTON, a parish in Highworth district, Wilts. The village stands 4 miles SE by S of Swindon, and 5 SE of Swindon r. station; and is small. The parish contains also the hamlets of Liddington-Wick, LiddingtonWarren, Coate, and Medbourn. Post town, Swindon. Acres, 2,767. Real property, £4,362. ...


Pop., 440. Houses, 93. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Duke of Marlborough. Remains of the old manor-house, of Tudor date, surrounded by a moat, are in a dell. Liddington Castle, or Badbury, is an ancient British camp, large and circular; and was the scene of a decisive defeat of the Saxous under Cerdic, by King Arthur. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £325. * Patron, the Duke of Marlborough. The church is ancient; was restored in 1850; has a roof of timber frame-work, and a tower; and contains a very ancient font, and monuments of two church dignitaries, supposed to be abbesses of Shaftesbury. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

Liddington through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/11891

Date accessed: 30th May 2017


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