In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bothenhampton like this:
BOTHENHAMPTON, a parish in Bridport district, Dorset; adjacent to the river Brit and the Southwestern railway, ¾ of a mile SE of Bridport. Post Town, Bridport. Acres, 823. Real property, £2,992. Pop., 546 Houses, 119. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £95.* Patron, Sir H. M. Nepean, Bart. The church is good.
Bothenhampton 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 Bothenhampton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bothenhampton in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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