In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Oaksey like this:
OAKSEY, a village and a parish in Malmsbury district, Wilts. The village stands near the Swindon and Gloucester railway, 3 miles S E of Akeman-street at the boundary with Gloucestershire, 5¼ N W of Minety r. station, and 6 N E by N of Malmsbury; and has a post-office under Cirencester. The parish contains also the hamlet of Flintham and part of the tything of Kemble-Wick. ...
Acres, 1,802. Real property, £4, 630. Pop., 450. Houses, 105. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Misses Salisbury. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £406.* Patron, Capt. Mullins. The church is partly Norman; was recently restored; has some stained windows, and an embattled tower. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, a national school, and charities £4.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Oaksey in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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