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Marden  Wiltshire

 

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

MARDEN, or MERTON, a village and a parish in Devizes district, Wilts. The village stands on the river Avon, 2 miles SW of Woodborough r. station, and 6 ESE of Devizes; and has a post office, of the name of Marden, under Devizes. The parish comprises 1,278 acres. Real property, £2,291. Pop., 235. ...


Houses, 49. The manor belongs to S. R. Neate, Esq. Two remarkable tumuli formerly were in the neighbourhood, 240 feet in circuit, and 40 feet high; and are supposed, by some writers, to mark the scene of Ethcldred's defeat by the Danes in 871; but whether they were sepulchral barrows or the earthwork of an ancient British temple, is an open question. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £1 70.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is ancient; has two Norman arches and an embattled tower; and is finely ornate, both without and within. There is a national School.

Marden through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/11966

Date accessed: 23rd June 2017


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