Bourton  Dorset


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

BOURTON, a chapelry in Gillingham parish, Dorset; on the verge of the county, 2½ miles SW of Mere, and 3 NNW of Gillingham r. station. It has a post office under Bath. Acres, 828. Real property, with Silton, £5,415. Pop., 921. Houses, 210. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £90. Patrons, Trustees. The church is good.

Bourton through time

Bourton 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 Bourton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th March 2018

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