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

WILCOT, a parish, in the hundred of SWANBOROUGH, county of WILTS, 1 mile (W.N.W.) from Pewsey, containing, with the chapelry of Draycot-Foliatt, and the tythings of Pare and Stowel, 695 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Wilts, and diocese of Salisbury, rated in the king's books at £6. 17., endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Lieut.-Col. George Wroughton Wroughton. The church is dedicated to the Holy Cross. The Rennet and Avon canal passes through the parish. The manor-house is said to have been anciently, a monastery, of which there are no further particulars.

DRAYCOT-FOLIATT, a chapelry in the parish of WILCOT, hundred of SWANBOROUGH, county of WILTS, 2 miles (N.) from Pewsey. The population is returned with the parish.

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