In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hinton Martell like this:
HINTON-MARTELL, or Hinton-Magna, a parish in Wimborne district, Dorset; 4 miles N by E of Wimborne town and r. station. It has a post office, of the name of Hinton-Martell, under Wimborne. Acres, 1, 534. Real property, £2, 003. Pop., 357. Houses, 85. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Earl of Shaftesbury. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £331.* Patron, the Earl of Shaftesbury. The church is very ancient, and in tolerable condition. There is a national school.
Hinton Martell 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 Hinton Martell itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hinton Martell in East Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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