Bratton  Wiltshire


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

BRATTON, a chapelry in Westbury parish, Wilts; 4 miles ENE of Westbury r. station. It has a post office under Westbury. Rated property, £4,199. Pop., 744. Houses, 170. The property is much subdivided. Bratton Castle, on the crown of a hill, is an ancient camp of 23 acres, partly defended by a double rampart, in some parts 36 feet high, and said to have been constructed by the Danes. ...

The White Horse, on the S slope below the camp, is a colossal figure similar to the White Horse of Berks, probably ancient, and originally of rude design, but remodelled in 1778. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £300.* Patron, the Vicar of Westbury. Charities, £36.

Bratton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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