In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Odstock like this:
ODSTOCK, a parish in Alderbury district, Wilts;on an affluent of the river Avon, 2½ miles S of Salisbury r.station. Post-town, Salisbury. Acres, 1, 220. Real property, with Coombe-Bissett and Hornington, £5, 180. Rated property ofalone, £808. Pop., 184. Houses, 39. The property is divided among a few. Odstock House is the seat of Sir Henry Webb, Bart. Clearbury Ring is an ancient earth-work, on the summit of a loftyhill in the S; has an oblong shape; is protected by asingle ditch, and by a rampart about 40 feet high; has been ascribed generally to the West Saxons, particularly to Cynric, who captured Old Sarum in 552; and commands a very extensive view. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £282.* Patron, the Earl of Radnor. The church is good, and has anoaken pulpit of the time of Elizabeth.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Odstock, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 13th February 2016
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