Southbroom  Wiltshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Southbroom like this:

SOUTHBROOM, or St. James, a chapelry in Bishops-Cannings parish, Wilts; near Devizes r. station. Post town, Devizes. Acres, 2,648. Rated property, £7,980. Pop. in 1851, 2,517; in 1861, 2,773,-of whom 132 were in Devizes workhouse, 386 in the Wilts lunatic asylum, and 26 in Bellevue lunatic asylum. Houses, 454. The property is divided among a few. S. House is a chief residence. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £150.* Patron, the Vicar of Bishops-Cannings. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1 834.

Additional information about this locality is available for Devizes

Southbroom through time

Southbroom is now part of Kennet district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kennet has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Southbroom itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Southbroom, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st May 2018

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