In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Gorewood like this:
Gore Wood, uninhabited par., Dorset, in Dorchester dist.
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 Gorewood 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 Gorewood and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gorewood in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd July 2016
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