In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Broadwindsor like this:
BROADWINSOR, a village and a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset. The village stands 3 miles WNW of Beaminster, and 5 S of Crewkerne r. station; and has a post office‡ under Bridport, and a fair on Trinity Monday. The parish includes also the tythings of Childhay, Dibberford, Drimpton, and Little Winsor. ...
Acres, 6,214. Real property, £11,810. Pop., 1,538. Houses, 311. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Blackdown, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £558.* Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is ancient, and has a tower. There are an Independent chapel; an endowed school, with £23; and other charities, with £18. Thomas Fuller, author of the "History of the Holy War," was vicar.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Broadwindsor in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th April 2017
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