In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Long Bredy like this:
BREDY (Long), a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset; on the downs, near the source of the Bredy stream, 4¾ miles SW of Grimstone and Frampton r. station, and 8 W of Dorchester. It includes the hamlet of Upper Kingston; and its Post Town is Little Bredy under Dorchester. Acres, 2,117. Real property, £3,067. Pop., 250. Houses, 55. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Little Bredy, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £625.* Patron, R. Williams, Esq. The church is good. Charities, £8.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Long Bredy in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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