Alton Priors  Wiltshire


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

ALTON-PRIORS, a chapelry in Overton parish, Wilts; on the Kennet and Avon canal, contiguous to Alton Barnes, 7 miles E of Devizes r. station. It includes the tything of Stowell; and its Post Town is Pewsey under Marlborough. Acres, 2,630. Real property, £2,038. Pop., 207. Houses, 46. The manor belonged anciently to Winchester monastery. The living is a curacy, an nexed to Overton vicarage, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church has a curious-brass of 1528.

Alton Priors through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th January 2022

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