In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Buckland Newton like this:
BUCKLAND NEWTON, a tything, a parish, and a hundred in Dorset. The tything lies 3¼ miles NE by N of Cerne-Abbas, and 6 E by N of Evershot r. station; includes a village, which formerly was the seat of market; and has a post office under Dorchester. The parish contains also the tythings of Plush, Duntish, Mintern-Parva, and Brockhampton and Knowle; and is in the district of Dorchester. ...
Acres, 6,018. Real property, exclusive of Mintern-Parva, £8,446. Pop., 972. Houses, 193. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Plush, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £496. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Wells. The parish church is early and later English; and has an embattled tower and a low spire. Plush church is a neat structure of 1848. There are a dissenting chapel, and charities £27. The hundred contains four parishes; and is in Cerne division. Acres, with part of Bindon liberty, 11,940. Pop. in 1851, 1,788. Houses, 360.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Buckland Newton in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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