In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Beer Hackett like this:
BEER-HACKETT, a parish in Sherborne district, Dorset; on the Dorchester and Yeovil railway, near Yetminster station, 5 miles SE by S of Yeovil. It includes the hamlet of Knighton; and its Post Town is Yetminster, under Sherborne. Acres, 903. Rated property, £1,024. Pop., 96. Houses, 16. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £201. Patrons, Sir J. Munden and Whelyar, Esq. The church needs repair.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Beer Hackett has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of West Dorset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Beer Hackett and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Beer Hackett in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 31st March 2015
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