West Overton  Wiltshire


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

OVERTON, a village in Marlborough district, and a parish partly also in Pewsey district, Wilts. The village stands on the river Kennet, 4 miles W by S of Marlborough r. station; and is a small place. The parish comprises the township of West Overton and the tything of Lockeridge, in Marlborough district, and the chapelry of Alton-Priors, in Pewsey district. ...

Acres, with Fyfield parish, and with Overton-Heath and Clatford-Park extra-parochial tracts, 8,030. Real property, with Fyfield, £6, 156. Pop. of O. parish alone, in 1851, 1,025; in 1861, 910. Houses, 194. Overton House is a chief residence. Most of the land is disposed in sheep farms. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Alton-Priors and with the vicarage of Fyfield, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £319.* Patron, the Duke of Marlborough. The church is ancient, and has a pinnacled tower.

West Overton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th December 2019

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