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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
n inland county in SW. of England, with Gloucestershire on the N. and Dorset on the S., 54 m. from N. to S. and 37 m. from E. to W.; is largely an agricultural and pastoral county; is flat, rising into hills in the N., and is broken by downs and rich valleys in the S., except on Salisbury Plain; sheep-breeding and dairy-farming are the chief industries, and it is famous for cheese and bacon.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Wiltshire'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/wiltshire.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.