"SHORNCOTE, a parish in the hundred of Highworth county Wilts, 5 miles N.W. of Cricklade, its post town, and 3 S. of Cirencester. The parish, which is inconsiderable, is wholly agricultural. There is no village. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £92, and the glebe comprises 38 acres. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £130. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The late rector, John Greenly, M.A., who died in 1862, aged 85 years, had served as chaplain on board the Revenge, one of Nelson's fleet, and was wounded at the battle of Trafalgar."