In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fifehead Neville like this:
FIFEHEAD-NEVILLE, a parish in Sturminster district, Dorset; 2½ miles SW of Sturminster town and r. station. Post town, Sturminster-Newton, under Blandford. Acres, 791. Real property, with Belchawell, £3, 188. Rated property of F. - N. alone, £800. Pop., 87. Houses, 18. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £193.* Patron, Lord Rivers. The church is very good; and there are charities £15.
Fifehead Neville is now part of North Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Fifehead Neville itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fifehead Neville in North Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th April 2017
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