In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Corfe Mullen like this:
CORFE-MULLEN; a parish in Wimborne district, Dorset; on the Roman road from Poole, near the river Stour and the Southampton and Dorset railway, 2½ miles SW of Wimborne-Minster. It has a post office under Wimborne. Acres, 3, 086. Real property, £3, 335. Pop., 724. Houses, 165. The property is divided among a few. ...
The living is a vicarage, under the vicarage of Sturminster-Marshall, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £386.* Patron, Eton College. The church was, not long ago, enlarged; and is good. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A school has £40 from endowment; and other charities £80.
Corfe Mullen is now part of East Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Corfe Mullen itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Corfe Mullen in East Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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