In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bettiscombe like this:
BETTISCOMBE, a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; 5 miles W of Beaminster, and 6 ½ NW of Bridport r. station. Post Town, Broadwinsor, under Bridport. Acres, 667. Real property, with Pilsdon, £1,796. Pop., 76. Houses, 12. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £180.* Patron, R. B. Sheridan, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1862, and in the early perpendicular style.
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 Bettiscombe 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 Bettiscombe and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bettiscombe in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 15th September 2014
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