In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Nether Cerne like this:
CERNE-NETHER, a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset; on the river Cerne, 4¾ miles E of Maiden-Newton r. station, and 5½ N by W of Dorchester. Post Town, Cerne, under Dorchester. Acres, 845. Real property, with Godmanstone, £2,204. Pop., 95. Houses, 16. The property is all in one estate. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £60. Patron, R. B. Sheridan, Esq. The church is small but neat; and has an ivy-clad tower.
Nether Cerne 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 Nether Cerne itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Nether Cerne in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th March 2017
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