In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Godmanstone like this:
GODMANSTONE, a village and a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset. The village stands on the river Cerne, 2½ miles NE of Grimstone and Frampton r. station, and 2½ S by E of Cerne-Abbas; and has a post office under Dorchester. The parish comprises 1, 154 acres. Real property, with Nether Cerne, £2, 204. Pop., 175. Houses, 41. The property is mostly in one estate. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Valne, £250.* Patron, the Rev. F. A. Baker. The church is partly Norman, chiefly perpendicular, with a tower; and was recently repaired.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Godmanstone in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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