In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bishops Caundle like this:
CAUNDLE-BISHOP, or Bishops-Caundle, a parish in Sherborne district, Dorset; 4 miles S by E of Milborne-Port r. station, and 5 SE of Sherborne. It includes Caundle-Wake tything and Bishopsdown hamlet; and has a post office, of the name of Bishops-Caundle, under Sherborne. Acres, 1,397. Real property, of Caundle-Bishop only, £677. Pop., 371. Houses, 92. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £226.* Patron, G. D. W. Digby, Esq. The church is old, and has a tower. Charities, £13.
Bishops Caundle 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 Bishops Caundle itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bishops Caundle in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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