In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Burstock like this:
BURSTOCK, a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; on the verge of the county, 4¾ miles WNW of Beaminster, and 5 SSW of Crewkerne r. station. Post Town, Broadwinsor, under Bridport. Acres, 913. Real property, £1,811. Pop., 220. Houses, 49. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £155. Patron, Rev. J. Jones. Charities, £14.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Burstock in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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