Langley-Burrel (St. Peter)

LANGLEY-BURREL (St. Peter), a parish, in the union and hundred of Chippenham, Chippenham and Calne, and N. divisions of Wilts, 1¾ mile (N. by E.) from Chippenham; containing 626 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Chippenham to Bath; and through the centre of it, to the summit of Wickhill, extends a causeway more than three miles in length, supported on 60 arches, and carried over the river Avon and the adjoining meadows. It was constructed at the expense of Maud Heath, to whom a monument, with the figure of a female sitting, has been erected, in commemoration of her munificence; and the causeway has been since continued on the London road from Chippenham to the foot of Derry Hill, an additional length of three miles. The Great Western railway passes through the parish. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £12. 7. 3½.; net income, £386; patron and incumbent, the Rev. R. Ashe.

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

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