In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Long Crichel like this:
CRITCHELL (Long), a parish in Wimborne district, Dorset; on the Roman road from Old Sarum, 6 miles WSW of Cranborne, and 6½ NNE of Spettisbury r. station. It has a post office under Salisbury. Acres, 1,869. Real property, 1, 244. Pop., 145. Houses, 26. The property forms two manors, Critchell-Gonis on the west, and Critchell-Lucy on the east. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Critchell-Moore, in the diocese of Salisbury.
Long Crichel 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 Long Crichel itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Long Crichel in East Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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