In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Earldoms like this:
EARLDOMS, an extra-parochial tract in Alderbury district, Wilts; 7½ miles SE of Salisbury. Pop., 48. Houses, 9. It was an ancient property of the Pembrokes; is much occupied with dense wood; and has, among its wood, an anciently entrenched hill, with single rampart and ditch.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Earldoms, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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