In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hazelbury Bryan like this:
HASELBURY-BRYAN, a parish in Sturminster district, Dorset; near an affluent of the river Stour, 4 miles SW of Sturminster Newton r. station. Post town, Sturminster Newton, under Blandford. Acres, 2, 359. Real property, with Stock Wake, £6, 077. Rated property of H. B. alone, £4, 497. ...
Pop., 761. Houses, 185. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to G. Burdon, Esq. Most of the land is in pasture; and limestone is quarried. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £425.* Patron, the Duke of Northumberland. The church is of the 15th century, has a square tower; and, in part, was recently rebuilt. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, a recently erected alms house, and charities £51. The Duke of Northumberland takes from this place the title of Baron Bryan.
Hazelbury Bryan is now part of North Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hazelbury Bryan itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hazelbury Bryan in North Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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