In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Broadway like this:
BROADWAY, a village and a parish in Weymouth district, Dorset. The village stands on the river Wey, near the Weymouth railway, 3½ miles N by W of Weymouth; and has a fair on the Wednesday before 18 Sept. The parish includes also Little Moor hamlet, and part of Nottington hamlet; and its Post Town is Radipole, under Weymouth. ...
Acres, 1,029. Real property, £5,072. Pop., 614. Houses, 133. The property is much subdivided. Stone is quarried. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Bincombe, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is good; and there are charities £9.
Broadway is now part of Weymouth and Portland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Weymouth and Portland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Broadway itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Broadway, in Weymouth and Portland and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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