In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Broad Blunsdon like this:
BLUNSDON (Broad), a chapelry in Highworth parish, Wilts; 3½ miles SE of Cricklade, and 4 N of Swindon r. station. It includes the tything of Bury-Blunsdon; and has a post office under Swindon. Acres, 2,260. Rated property, £2,194. Pop., 806. Houses, 198. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £300.* Patron, the Bishop of G. and B. The church is good.
Additional information about this locality is available for Swindon
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Broad Blunsdon, in Swindon and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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