In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chilcombe like this:
CHILCOMBE, a parish in Bridport district, Dorset; near the coast, 4½ miles ESE of Bridport town and r. station. Post town, Askerswell, under Bridport. Acres, 465. Real property, £700. Pop., 24. Houses, 5. Chilcombe Hill rises steeply; commands an extensive view; and is crowned by a Saxon camp, , 333 feet long, and 672 feet wide, with two or three small barrows in the middle, and a single low rampart and shallow ditch around. ...
The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £100. Patron, the Dowager Countess Nelson. There was anciently a preceptory of Knights Hospitallers.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chilcombe in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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