In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Alderholt like this:
ALDERHOLT, a tything and a chapelry in Cranborne parish, Dorset. The tything lies on the verge of the county, 4½ miles E of Cranborne, and 5½ N of Ringwood r. station; and has a post office under Salisbury. Pop., 404. The chapelry includes the tything, but is larger, and was constituted in 1849. Pop., 708. Houses, 145. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £105.* Patron, the Vicar of Cranborne. The church was built by the Marquis of Salisbury.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alderholt in East Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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