In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Frome Vauchurch like this:
FROOME-VAUCHURCH, a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset; on the river Frome and on the Dorchester and Yeovil railway, near Evershot r. station, 5½ miles WNW of Cerne-Abbas. Post town, Evershot, under Dorchester. Acres, 614. Real property, £1, 077. Pop., 171. Houses, 41. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Batcombe, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £411.* Patrons, the Duke of Cleveland and the Dowager Countess of Sandwich. The church is tolerable.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Frome Vauchurch in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2015
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