Place:


Blandford St Mary  Dorset

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Blandford St Mary like this:

BLANDFORD-ST. MARY, a parish in Blandford district, Dorset; on the river Stour, adjacent to the Dorset Central railway, ½ a mile S of Blandford-Forum. It has a post office under Blandford. Acres, 1,583. Real property, £2,747. Pop., 409. Houses, 77. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £313.* Patron, Worcester College, Oxford. The church was built by Governor Pitt, grandfather of the great Earl; and contains several monuments of his family. Dr. Brown Willis, the antiquary, was a native.

Blandford St Mary through time

Blandford St Mary is now part of North Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Blandford St Mary itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Blandford St Mary in North Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13521

Date accessed: 29th May 2017


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