"MILSTON, a parish in the hundred of Amesbury, county Wilts, 3 miles N. of Amesbury, its post town, and 10 N.E. of Salisbury. The village, which is small, is situated on the river Avon, and is wholly agricultural. The parish contains the hamlet of Brigmerston. The living is a rectory* with the curacy of Brigmerston annexed, in the diocese of Sarum, value £275. The church, which is of great antiquity, is dedicated to St. Mary. The parsonage house was the birth-place of Addison, the poet and statesman, in 1672, at which period his father was rector of the parish."
"BRIGMERSTON, a hamlet in the parish of Milston, hundred of Amesbury, in the county of Wilts, 3 miles to the N. of Amesbury. It is seated on the banks of the river Avon. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the rectory of Milston, in the diocese of Salisbury."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]