In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Somerford like this:
SOMERFORD (Great or Broad), a parish, with a village and a hamlet, in Malmsbury district, Wilts: on the river Avon, 7 miles NNE of Chippenham r. station. It has a post-office under Chippenham. Acres, 1,770. Rated property, £2,520. Pop., 532. Houses, 114. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £447.* Patron, Exeter College, Oxford. The church was restored in 1865.
Great Somerford is now part of North Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Great Somerford itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Somerford in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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