In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Burton Bradstock like this:
BURTON-BRADSTOCK, a parish and a subdistrict in Bridport district, Dorset. The parish lies on the river Bredy, and on the coast, 3 miles SSE of Bridport r. station; includes the tything of Sturthill; and has a post office under Bridport. Acres, 2,680,-of which 155 are water. Real property, with Shipton-George and Sturthill, £6,436. ...
Pop., 1,010. Houses, 223. Cliffs on the coast consist of fuller's earth. The vale of the Bredy here is beautiful. There are flax-mills and a twine factory. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Shipton-George, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £336.* Patron, Lord Rivers. Charities, £4.-The subdistrict contains nine parishes and a parochial chapelry. Acres, 16,306. Pop., 4,724. Houses, 980.
Burton Bradstock 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 Burton Bradstock itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Burton Bradstock in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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