In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described West Chelborough like this:
CHELBOROUGH (West), a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; 3¾ miles WNW of Evershot r. station, and 5¼ NE of Beaminster. Post town, Evershot, under Dorchester. Acres, 578. Rated property, £637. Pop., 73. Houses, 15. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £88.* Patron, G. Bullock, Esq. The church is good.
West 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 West Chelborough itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Chelborough in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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