Somerford Keynes

SOMERFORD-KEYNES, a parish in the hundred of Highworth, county Wilts, 5 miles N.W. of Cricklade, its post town, and 3 N. of the Minety railway station. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Thames, and is wholly agricultural. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £261. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has a tower containing six bells. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum. There is a school, which is partly free. The Rev. C. Faucett, M.A., is lord of the manor.

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

Somerford Keynes is 6 miles W of Cricklade. It was later in Gloucestershire. Grid Ref SU017956. Postcode GL7 6DL. Population 327 in 1831, 305 in 1951.

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