In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Church Knowle like this:
CHURCH-KNOWLE, a parish in Wareham district, Dorset; 1 mile WSW of Corfe-Castle, and 4 SSE of Wareham r. station. It includes the tythings of Brodle and Creech, and the village of Puddle-Mill. Post town, Corfe-Castle, under Wareham. Acres, 2, 920. Real property, £5, 403; of which £3, 412 are in mines. Pop., 511. Houses, 112. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £285.* Patron, Lieut. Col. Mansel. The church is very good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Church Knowle, in Purbeck and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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