Compiled from articles originally published by Charles Knight / SDUK
[the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge "Penny magazine" 1833-1848]
A 60 page book, supplied as a PDF document on CD-ROM.
Articles describing 42 Market Towns of Wiltshire, varying from one paragraph to several pages in length.
Aldbourne, Amesbury, Bishop’s-Cannings, Box, Bradford-on-Avon, Bratton, Bromham, Calne, Chippenham, Corsham, Cricklade, Devizes, Dilton, Downton, East Knoyle, Great Bedwin, Heytesbury, Highworth, Hilperton, Hindon, Kingswood, Longbridge Deverill, Ludgershall, Malmesbury, Market Lavington, Marlborough, Melksham, Mere, North Bradley, Old Sarum, Ramsbury, Salisbury, Sherston, Southwick, Steeple Ashton, Swindon, Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury, Wilton, Winsley & Limpley-stoke, Wootton-Basset.
Details include historical events, industries, population numbers, markets, churches, schools and a contemporary description of the towns.
Especially contains interesting in-depth descriptions of Malmesbury and Salisbury.