In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Chelborough like this:
CHELBOROUGH (East), or Luccombe, a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; on the Roman road from Dorchester, at the verge of the county, 3½ miles WSW of Yetminster r. station, and 6½ NE of Beaminster. Post town, Melbury-Osmond, under Dorchester. Acres, 948. Rated property, £1, 242. Pop., 93. Houses, 18. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £340.* Patron, MissF. Hildyard. The church is good.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Chelborough in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th July 2014
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