In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Up Cerne like this:
CERNE (Upper), a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset; on the river Cerne, 1½ mile N by W of Cerne-Abbas, and 4 E by S of Evershot r. station. Post Town, Cerne, under Dorchester. Acres, 1,103. Real property, with Cerne-Abbas, £6,389. Pop., 75. Houses, 13. The property is all in one estate. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £152.* Patron, J. White, Esq. The church was reported in 1859 as very bad.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Up Cerne has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of West Dorset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Up Cerne and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Up Cerne in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 08th December 2016
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