Brixton-Deverill (St. Michael)
BRIXTON-DEVERILL (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Warminster, hundred of Heytesbury, Warminster and S. divisions of Wilts, 4½ miles (S.) from Warminster; containing 197 inhabitants. It comprises by admeasurement 2450 acres, which, with the exception of 50 of woodland, are chiefly arable; and the river Willy runs through the parish: the surface is hilly, and the soil clayey. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £19. 1. 0½., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Salisbury: the tithes have been commuted for £370, and there are 70½ acres of glebe. Alfred the Great is said to have slept here on the night before the battle of Westbury. Dr. Huntingford, late Bishop of Hereford, was for some time curate of the parish.