In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sherrington like this:
SHERRINGTON, a parish in Warminster district, Wilts; near Codford r. station, and 3¼ miles SE of Heytesbury. Post town, Heytesbury, under Bath. Acres, 1,280. Real property, £1,131. Pop., 187. Houses, 43. The manor belongs to the Rev. P. A. Fane. An ancient castle of the Giffards was here, and is now represented by a moated mound. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £238.* Patron, the Rev. A. Fane. The church is good.
Sherrington 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 Sherrington itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sherrington in West Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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