In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Frome St Quintin like this:
FROOME-ST. QUINTIN, a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset; on the river Frome, and on the Dorchester and Yeovil railway, adjacent to the Roman road from Dorchester, near Evershot r. station, 5 miles WNW of Cerne-Abbas. Post town, Evershot, under Dorchester-Acres, 1, 025. Real property, £1, 410. Pop., 129 Houses, 30. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged once to the St. Quintins. Caldwell here, now a farm, was formerly a chapelry. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Evershot, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £324.* Patron, the Earl of Ilchester. The church is good.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Frome St Quintin in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2015
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