Corscombe  Dorset


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.

Corscombe through time

Corscombe is now part of West Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Corscombe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Corscombe in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th June 2019

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