In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Wishford like this:
WISHFORD (Great), a parish, with a village, in Wilton district, Wilts; on the river Wiley, and on the Salisbury railway, 2½ miles NNW of Wilton. It has a post-office under Salisbury, and a r. station. Acres, 1,610. Rated property, £2,166. Pop., 381. Houses, 88. The manor belongs to the Earl of Pembroke. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £342.* Patron, the Earl of Pembroke. The church was enlarged in 1829, and restored in 1864. There are an endowed school with £63 a year, alms houses with £79, and other charities £32.
Great Wishford is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Great Wishford itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Wishford, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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