In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Moor Crichel like this:
CRITCHELL-MOORE, a parish in Wimborne district, Dorset; on the Roman road from Old Sarum, 6 miles SW of Cranborne, and 6 N by E of Sturminster r. station. It includes the hamlet of Manswood; and its post town is Long-Critchell, under Salisbury. Acres, 1, 705. Real property, £2, 084. Pop., 342. ...
Houses. 67. The property is all in one estate. Critchell-Moore House is the seat of H.Sturt, Esq. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Long Critchell, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £371.* Patron, H.Sturt, Esq. The church has monuments of the Uredales and others; and is good.
Moor 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 Moor Crichel itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Moor Crichel in East Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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