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.
Beer Hackett is now part of West Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Beer Hackett itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Beer Hackett in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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