In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Gussage St Michael like this:
GUSSAGE-ST. MICHAEL, a parish in Wimborne district, Dorset; 5 miles W by S of Cranborne, and 6¼ NE of Spetisbury r. station. It includes Sutton hamlet; and its post town is Gussage, under Cranborne. Acres, 2, 882. Real property, £2, 435. Pop., 311. Houses, 57. There are extensive ancient earthworks. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £393.* Patron, Lord Portman. The church has an embattled tower, and is good.
Gussage St Michael is now part of East Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Gussage St Michael itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gussage St Michael in East Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd April 2017
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