In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Norton Bavant like this:
NORTON-BAVANT, a village and a parish in Warminster district, Wilts. The village stands on the river Wiley, adjacent to the Salisbury and Westbury railway, 1¼ mile N W of Heytesbury r. station, and 2¾ S Eby E of Warminster. The parish includes a detached portion, separated from the main body by Warminster parish. ...
Post-town, Warminster. Acres, 2, 165. Real property, £3, 549. Pop., 261. Houses, 61. The property is divided among a few. Norton House is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £250.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was recently rebuilt. There are a parochial school, and charities £4.
Norton Bavant is now part of West Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Norton Bavant itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Norton Bavant in West Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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