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.
East Chelborough 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 East Chelborough itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Chelborough in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd April 2017
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