Is an ecclesiastical parish, 2 miles from Lavington station and 7 miles south from Devizes station on the Newbury and Bath section of the Great Western Railway, formed in 1875 from the parish of Market Lavington, consisting of the tithings of Easterton, Eastcott and Fiddington, in the Eastern division of the county, Swanborough hundred, Devizes petty sessional division, union and county court district, rural deanery of Potterne (Potterne portion), archdeaconry of Wilts and diocese of Salisbury.

The church of St. Barnabas, erected in 1875, is a building of red brick, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret containing one bell: there are about 150 sittings. The register dates from the year 1875. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £250, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Salisbury, and held since 1895 by Rev. Gilbert Albert King M.A. of Merton College, Oxford. Here is a Wesleyan chapel.

The principal landowners are The Crown, J. W. Morgan Williams esq. Capt. Marshall Hall and the Rev. Charles F. W. T. Williams M.A. of Deal, Kent. The soil is loam; subsoil green sand. The chief crops are corn and roots. The area is 1,596 acres; rateable value £1,730; the population in 1901 was 370 in the civil and 594 in the ecclesiastical parish.

Sexton, Henry Carter

Post Office – Mrs. Beatrice Whatton, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive from Market Lavington S.O. which is the nearest M. O. & T. O. at 6.30 a.m. & 4.30 p.m.; dispatched at 9 a.m. & 7.20 p.m. week days; sundays, letters arrive at 6.30 a.m. & dispatched at 9 a.m. Postal Orders are issued here, but no paid.

Elementary School (mixed), built in 1877, at the cost of £400, for 90 children; average attendance, 70; Mrs Lucretia Redstone, mistress.

Private ResidentsCommercial
King, Rev. Gilbert Alfred, M.D.. VicarageAlford, Edward. Market Gardener
Tindall, Mrs.. Paxton CottageAndrews, Bros. [Brothers]. Farmers, Willoughby’s Fm [Farm]
Wharton, Edgar ArthurAndrews, Henry. Market Gardener
Williams, John William Morgan. The Manor HouseBurnett, Henry. Market Gardener
Coleman, Charles. Baker, Chapel Gdns [Gardens]
Coleman, George. Market Gardener
Cooke, Sydney. Farmer, Eastcott
Cooksey, Arthur. Market Gardener
Dowse, Robt. [Robert]. Frmr [Farmer], Eastcott Manor Frm [Farm]
Dowse, Robt. [Robert], jun. [Junior]. Farmer, Ducks Farm
Draper, David. Market Gardener
Draper, John. Market Gardener
Drewett, Hy. [Henry]. Market Gardnr. [Gardener], Eastcott
Fiddler, Ann (Mrs.). Laundry
Ford, Oliver. Householder, Roslyn Cot. [Cottage]
Frost, Charles. Trainer of Sporting Dogs
Gidding, Jacob. Farmer
Gregory, Herbert Caswell. Farmer
Hobbs, James. Farmer
Hobbs, James. Farmer, Eastcott
Hiscock, Jacob. Market Gardener
Hughes, C & Sons. frmrs. [Farmers], Halstead Farm
Hussey, Hy. [Henry]. Bird and Animal Preserver
Lye, James. Market Gardener, Oak Lane
Maynard, Enos. Blacksmith
Miles, Thomas, Farmer
Moore, Samuel, Refreshment Rooms
Morse, William Edwd. [Edward]. Royal Oak P.H. [Public House]
Palmer, Seymour. Farmer, Eastcott
Pike, Sidney. Carpenter
Plank, James. Market Gardener
Price, George. Haulier
Sainsbury, Wm. [William] Jn. [John]. frmr [Farmer], Forrest frm. [Farm]
Shergold, Robert. Market Gardener
Snook, Richard. Market Gardener
Spires, Thomas. Market Gardener
Walton, Arthur Morgan. Grocer
Wharton, Beatrice (Mrs.). Grocer, and Post Office

The above transcription is from Kelly’s Directory of Wiltshire for 1903.
Note: The layout, along with some textual changes, have been made to provide the information to the reader more clearly and consistently.