In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Corscombe like this:
CORSCOMBE, a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; 4 miles NE of Beaminster, and 5¼ W of Evershot r. station. It has a post office under Dorchester. Acres, 5, 003. Real property, with Benville, Chelborough, and Halstock, £12, 104. Pop., 753. Houses, 165. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Disneys. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £514.* Patron, the Rev. T. B. Ferris. The church is of the time of Henry VII., and is good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Corscombe in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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