In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bradford Peverell like this:
BRADFORD-PEVERELL, a village and a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset. The village stands on the river Frome, under Bradford-Down, near the Roman road to Ilchester, and near the Dorchester and Yeovil railway, 3 miles NW by W of Dorchester.The parish includes also the hamlet of Muckleford; and its Post Town is Stratton, under Dorchester. ...
Acres, 2,700. Real property, £2,688. Pop., 361. Houses, 75. The property is divided among a few. Roman antiquities have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £229.* Patron, Winchester College. The church is good. Charities, £5.
Bradford Peverell 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 Bradford Peverell itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bradford Peverell in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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