In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Blackland like this:
BLACKLAND, a parish in Calne district, Wilts; near the Roman road, 1½ mile SE of Calne r. station, and 7 ESE of Chippenham. Post town, Calne, under Chippenham. Acres, 537. Real property, £1,604. Pop., 54. Houses, 12. The property is divided among a few. Blackland House was formerly the seat of the Maundrells, and is now the seat of the Tanners. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £160. Patron, the Rev. James Mayo. The church was repaired in 1859.
Blackland 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 Blackland itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Blackland in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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