In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Folke like this:
FOLKE, a parish in Sherborne district, Dorset; 3 miles SSE of Sherborne town and r. station. It includes the hamlet of Allweston, which has a post office under Sherborne. Acres, 1, 722. Rated property, £1, 763. Pop., 332. Houses, 70. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £300.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury and W. N. Allford, Esq. The church is tolerable.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Folke has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of West Dorset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Folke and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Folke in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 10th February 2016
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