In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Draycot Foliat like this:
DRAYCOTT-FOLIATT, a parish in Highworth district, Wilts; 4½ miles SSE of Swindon, and 5½ SSE of Swindon r. station. Post town, Chisledon, under Swindon. Acres, 702. Real property, £1, 075. Pop., 27. Houses, 5. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £165. Patron, A. Goddart, Esq. There is no church. Bishop Buckeridge, the writer against Bellarmine, was a native.
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 Draycot Foliat has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Swindon. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Draycot Foliat and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Draycot Foliat, in Swindon and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 18th September 2014
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