In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Athelhampton like this:
ADMISTON, or Athelhampton, a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset; on the river Piddle, 5 miles NW of Moreton r. station, and 6 NE of Dorchester. Post town, Piddletown under Dorchester. Acres, 471. Real property, £1,026. Pop., 95. Houses, 13. This place is said to have been at one time the principal residence of the Kings of Wessex. The living is a rectory, united to the rectory of Burrelston, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £200. Patron, G. J. Wood, Esq. The church is perpendicular English, and has a tomb of Sir W. Martin.
Athelhampton 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 Athelhampton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Athelhampton in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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