Place:Little Somerford, Wiltshire, England

NameLittle Somerford
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.558°N 2.048°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoMalmesbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Malmesbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
North Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Little Somerford is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Malmesbury and 7.5 miles (12.1 km) northeast of Chippenham.

The northern boundary of the parish approximately follows the B4040 Malmesbury–Swindon road. The Bristol Avon forms part of the boundary to the west and south, and its tributary the Brinkworth Brook forms part of the southeastern boundary.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Little Somerford from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"SOMERFORD (Little), a parish, with a village, in Malmsbury [registration] district, Wilts; on the river Avon, 7 miles WN W of Wootton-Bassett [railway] station. It has a post-office under Chippenham. Acres: 1,392. Rated property: £2,414. Population: 335. Houses: 74. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £241. Patron: the Rev. H. Wightwick. The church is ancient but good."

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