In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Castleton like this:
CASTLETON, a parish in Sherborne district, Dorset; on the Yeovil and Salisbury railway, ¾ of a mile ENE of Sherborne. Post Town, Sherborne. Acres, 69. Real property, £581. Pop., 59. Houses, 13. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £81. Patron, G. D. W. Digby, Esq. A fair is held on the Wednesday before Holy Thursday.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Castleton in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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