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.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Somerford Keynes has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Cotswold. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Somerford Keynes and units named after it.
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: 23rd January 2017
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