Limpley Stoke  Wiltshire


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

LIMPLEY-STOKE, a village and a chapelry in Bradford parish, Wilts. The village stands near the river Avon, the Kennet and Avon canal, the Bathampton branch of the Great Western railway, and the boundary with Somerset, 3¼ miles W of Bradford; presents a romantic appearance, as seen from the ascent toward Freshford; commands a curious view of the river, the canal, and the railway, winding side by side, at different elevations, down the valley; is environed by hanging woods and orchards, and by a wild declivity, with picturesque features; and has a railway station, a recent hydropathic establishment, and a girls' reformatory. ...

The chapelry was reconstituted in 1846, and is conjoined with Winsley. Post town, Bradford-on-Avon. Pop. in 1861, 985. Houses, 218. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £147. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is small; and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

Limpley Stoke through time

Limpley Stoke 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 Limpley Stoke itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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