In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Poyntington like this:
POINTINGTON, a parish in the district of Sherborne and county of Somerset; adjacent to Dorset, 2 miles W S W of Milborne-Port r. station, and 3 N N E of Sherborne. Post-town, Sherborne. Acres, 1,020. Real property, £1, 638. Pop., 174. Houses, 31. The property belongs to Lord Willoughby de Broke. ...
The old manorhouse was the residence of the Malets, and is a fine specimen of 15th century architecture. P. Downs are a meet for the Blackmoor-Vale fox-hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £200.* Patron, Lord Willoughby de Broke. The church is partly Norman, chiefly decorated early English; has a square Tower, with octagonal turret; and the chancel was rebuilt in 1867.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Poyntington, in West Dorset and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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