In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chilfrome like this:
CHILFROOME, a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset; on the roman road to Bath, the river Frome and the Dorchester and Yeovil railway, 1 mile NW of Maiden-Newton r. station, and 5 WSW of Cerne-Abbas. Post town, Maiden-Newton, under Dorchester. Acres, 940. Real property, £1, 269. Pop., 120. Houses, 27. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £200.* Patron, J. Pinckney, Esq.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chilfrome in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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