In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Catherston Leweston like this:
CATHERSTON-LEWSTON, a parish in Bridport district, Dorset; on the river Char, 4 miles NE of LymeRegis, and 6½ WNW of Bridport r. station. Post Town, Whitchurch-Canonicorum, under Bridport. Acres, 248. Real property, with Marshwood, Griddleshay, SarumWells, Wild, Wootton-Abbas, and Wootton-Fitzpaine, £12,648. ...
Pop., 34. Houses, 9. Catherston was the seat of Judge Jeffreys; and his judge's cap is preserved in the church. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £67. Patron, Mrs. Hildyard. The church was built in 1859, and is in the decorated English style.
Catherston Leweston 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 Catherston Leweston itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Catherston Leweston in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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