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Alton Priors

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"ALTON-PRIORS, a chapelry in the parish of Overton, in the hundred of Elstub and Everley, in the county of Wilts, 7 miles to the E. of Devizes. It contains the tything of West Stowell, which was one of the possessions of the priory of Winchester. The living is a perpetual curacy united with the vicarage of Overton in the diocese of Salisbury. The church, which is dedicated to All Saints, contains a brass of the year 1528."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]




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