Pewsey, East Dorset

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Pewsey is a village in East Dorset

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Pewsey within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Pewsey in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Pewsey, small market town with ry. sta., Wilts, in E. of co., on a headstream of river Avon, near Kennet and Avon Canal, 7 miles by road and 11 miles by rail S. of Marlborough, 4791 ac., pop. 1895; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday. Pewsey has an old church, and is a seat of petty sessions. The trade is mainly agricultural. The Vale of Pewsey separates Marlborough Downs from Salisbury Plain, and is flanked by slopes of chalk hills.

Pewsey in the Domesday Book

A village in Kinwardstone hundred, in the county of Wiltshire.

Four manors recorded in Domesday. is a Good Stuff website.