Alton Barnes  Wiltshire


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

ALTON-BARNES, or Alton-Berners, a parish in Devizes district, Wilts; on the Kennet and Avon canal, near Wans Dyke, 7 miles E of Devizes r. station. Post town, Pewsey under Marlborough. Acres, 1,053. Real property, £1,520. Pop., 177. Houses, 37. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £294.* Patron, New College, Oxford. The church is good.

Alton Barnes through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th January 2022

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