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Wylye or Wiley, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Wylye or Wiley, a parish, with Wiley village and Deptford tithing, in Wiltshire, on the river Wiley, and having a station on the G.W.R., 116 miles by rail from London, and 7½ NW by W of Wilton. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bath. Acreage, 2314; population, 414. There is a parish council of eight members. The manor belongs to the Earl of Pembroke. There are extensive ancient entrenchments called Badbury Ring and Yarnborough Camp. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £260 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Pembroke. The church, rebuilt in 1844, is in the Perpendicular style, with an embattled western tower. There is a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWily St. Mary 
HundredBranch and Dole 
Poor Law unionWilton 

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