In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lydiard Millicent like this:
LIDDIARD-MILLICENT, a village and a parish in Cricklade district, Wilts. The village stands 2 miles S of Purton r. station, and 3 NE by N of Wootton-Bassett; and has a post office under Swindon. The parish comprises 2,321 acres. Real property, with Purton, £24,310. Rated property of L. M. ...
alone, £3,126. Pop. in 1851,491; in 1861,588. Houses, 121. The increase of pop. arose from the proximity of the SE section to Swindon r. station. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £495. Patron, Pembroke College, Oxford. The church has a tower. Charities, £3 5s.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lydiard Millicent in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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