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.
Frome St Quintin is now part of West Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Frome St Quintin itself, go to Units and Statistics.
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: 29th March 2017
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