In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Haydon like this:
HAYDON, a parish in Sherborne district, Dorset; adjacent to Somerset, 2¾ miles ESE of Sherborne r. station. Post-town, Sherborne. Acres, 632. Rated property, £777. Pop., 131. Houses, 24. The property is all in one estate. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £160.* Patron, G. D. W. Digby, Esq. The church is good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Haydon in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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