In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Shorncott like this:
SHORNCOTE, a parish in the district of Cirencester and county of Wilts; 3½ miles S by E of Cirencester r.. station. Post town, Cricklade. Acres, 4,850. Rated property, £482. Pop., 19. Houses, 6. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £130.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. 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 Shorncott 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 Shorncott and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shorncott, in Cotswold and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th October 2016
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