In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chetnole like this:
CHETNOLE, a chapelry in Yetminster parish, Dorset; on the Dorchester and Yeovil railway, near the Roman road from Dorchester, 2¾ miles N of Evershot r. station, and 6½ SSW of Sherborne. It has a post office under Sherborne. Acres, 877. Real property, £2, 137. Pop., 269. Houses, 48. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Yetminster, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is not good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chetnole in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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