In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Purse Caundle like this:
CAUNDLE-PURSE, a parish in Sherborne district, Dorset; on the verge of the county, 1½ mile SE of Milborne-Port r. station, and 4¾ E of Sherborne. Post Town, Milborne-Port, under Sherborne. Acres, 1,470. Real property, £1,498. Pop., 185. Houses, 36. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £160. Patron, Sir H. A. Hoare, Bart.
Purse 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 Purse Caundle itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Purse Caundle in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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