In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Orcheston St Mary like this:
ORCHESTON-ST. MARY, a parish in Amesbury district, Wilts; on Salisbury plain, 8¾ miles N E of Wiley r. station, and 11¼ S S E of Devizes. Post-town, Orcheston, St. George, under Devizes. Acres, 1, 737. Real property, with Orcheston, St. George, £3, 480. Pop., 177. Houses, 41. The property is divided betweentwo. The manor belongs to Miss Mills. Orchestondown is in the N E. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £380.* Patron, Clare College, Cambridge. The church is partly ancient, and restored; and the chancel was recently rebuilt.
Orcheston St Mary is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Orcheston St Mary itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Orcheston St Mary, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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