Easton Royal

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

EASTON, a parish in the hundred of KINWARDSTONE, county of WILTS, 3 miles (E. by N.) from Pewsey, containing 447 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Wilts, and diocese of Salisbury, and in the patronage of the Marquis of Ailesbury. The church, which was dedicated to the Holy Trinity, has been demolished. Here is a small endowed free school. In the reign of Henry III. there was an hospital or priory at this place, for canons of the Trinitarian order, for the redemption of captives, said by some to have been founded by Stephen, Archdeacon of Salisbury: its revenue, at the time of the dissolution, amounted to £55. 14. 4.

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