In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ashton Keynes like this:
ASHTON-KEYNES, a parish in Cricklade district, Wilts; on an affluent of the Thames, 2½ miles NNE-of Minety r. station, and 4 W of Cricklade. It includes the chapelry of Leigh; and has a post office under Crick lade. Acres, 3,820. Real property, £8,086. Pop., 1,070. Houses, 242. The property is much subdivided. Ashton-Keynes House is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and. Bristol. Value, £325.* Patron, J. Swinford, Esq. The church is good; and there are two dissenting chapels, and chari ties £119.
Ashton Keynes is now part of North Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ashton Keynes itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ashton Keynes in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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