In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chickerell like this:
CHICKERELL (West), a parish in Weymouth district, Dorset; on the coast, at the East Fleet, 3 miles NW by W of Weymouth town and r. station. It includes the tythings of East Chickerell and Putton; and has a post office under Weymouth. Acres, 1,812; of which 280 are water. Real property, £2, 620. Pop., 660. Houses, 143. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £320.* Patrons, the Duke of Cleveland and the Dowager Countess of Sandwich. The church is tolerable.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chickerell in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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