In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Farnham like this:
FARNHAM, a parish in Wimborne district, Dorset; near the boundary with Wilts, 7 miles WNW of Cranborne, and 8 NE by N of Blandford r. station. It has a post office under Blandford, and a fair on 21 Aug. Acres, 402. Real property, with Ashmore, £3, 420. Pop., 121. Houses, 26. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £149.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Farnham in North Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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