In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Somerford Keynes like this:
SOMERFORD -KEYNES, a parish, with a village, in the district of Cirencester and county of Wilts; 2¾ miles N by E of Minety r. station, and 4¼ S of Cirencester. Post town, Cirencester. Acres, 1,640. Rated property, £1,855. Pop., 386. Houses, 80. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £261.* Patron, not reported. The church is good.
Somerford Keynes is now part of Cotswold district. Click here for graphs and data of how Cotswold has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Somerford Keynes itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Somerford Keynes, in Cotswold and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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