Is an ecclesiastical parish, 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 £197, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Salisbury, and held since 1895 by the Rev. Gilbert Alfred King M.A. of Merton College, Oxford. Here is a Wesleyan Chapel.

The principal landowners are Mrs. Lamb, J. W. Morgan Williams esq. Capt. Marshall Hall and The Rev. Charles F. W. T. Williams M.A. of Hythe, Southants. The soil is loam; subsoil, green sand. The chief crops are corn and roots. The area is 1,653 acres; rateable value, £2,731; the population in 1891 was 582 in the civil and 582 in the ecclesiastical parish.

Sexton, Henry Carter

Post Office – Arthur Webb Draper, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Devizes at 6.30 a.m. & 4.45 p.m.; dispatched at 9 a.m. & 7.15 p.m. week days; sundays, letters arrive at 6.30 a.m. & dispatched at 9 a.m. Postal Orders are issued here, but not paid. The nearest Money Order & Telegraph Office is Market Lavington, 1 mile distant.

National School (Mixed), built in 1877, at the cost of £400, for 90 children; average attendance 62; Mrs. Lucretia Redstone, mistress.

Private ResidentsCommercial
Budd, Sanderson G.,Alford, Edward. Market Gardener
King, Rev. Gilbert Alfred M.A.. VicarageAndrews, Henry. Market Gardener
Reilly, Major J. M. T.. Fiddington HouseAndrews, Wm. [William]. farmer, Willoughby’s Farm
Saunders, Samuel. The HolliesBurnett, Henry. Market Gardener
Saunders, The Misses. The HawthornsCooke, Peter. Farmer, Eastcott
Williams, John William Morgan. The Manor HouseCooksey, Arthur. Market Gardener
Cooper, James Thomas. Farmer
Dowse, Robert, Farmer. Ducks Farm
Drowse, Robt. [Robert]. Farmer, Eastcott Manor Farm
Draper, Arthur Webb. Grocer & Draper, Boot & Shoe, Warehouse & General Stores, Post Office
Draper, David. Market Gardener
Draper, John. Market Gardener
Drewett, Jas. [James]. Market Gardener, Eastcott
Fiddler, Joseph. Market Gardener
Gidding, Jacob. Farmer
Gregory, Herbert Caswell. Farmer
Hobbs, James. Farmer
Hobbs, James. Farmer, Eastcott
Hiscock, Jacob. Market Gardener
Lye, James. Market Gardener, Oak Lane
Hughes C. & Sons. Hauliers & Road Contractors & Farmers, Halstead Farm
Maynard, Enos. Blacksmith
Miles, Thomas. Farmer
Morse, William Edwd. [Edward]. Royal Oak P.H.
Palmer, Seymour. Farmer, Eastcott
Pike, Sidney. Carpenter, Wheelwright & Builder, Cart, Van & Wagon Builder &c.; Repairs Executed, estimates given
Plank, James. Market Gardener
Price, George. Haulier
Sainsbury, Frederick.
Saunders, Samuel. Fruit Preserve Manufacturer, The Hollies
Shergold, Robert. Market Gardener
Snook, Richard. Market Gardener

The above transcription is from Kelly’s Directory of Wiltshire for 1898.
Note: The layout, along with some textual changes, have been made to provide the information to the reader more clearly and consistently.