Keevil (St. Leonard)

KEEVIL (St. Leonard), a parish, in the union of Westbury and Whorwelsdown, partly in the hundred of Melksham, but chiefly in that of Whorwelsdown, Whorwelsdown and N. divisions of Wilts, 4 miles (E.) from Trowbridge; containing, with the tything of Bulkington, 773 inhabitants. The parish comprises 2700 acres by computation; the soil is chiefly a stiff clay, the surface generally flat, and the lands are watered by a copious brook which flows into the river Avon. The ancient manor-house is a fine specimen of the Elizabethan style. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £12. 7. 1.; net income, £250; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Winchester; impropriator, the Rev. T. H. Tragett. Here is a school with a small endowment.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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