In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hinton Parva like this:
HINTON-PARVA, or Stanbridge, a parish in Wimborne district, Dorset; on the river Allon, 2¼ miles N of Wimborne town and r. station. Post town, Wimborne. Acres, 439. Real property, £531. Pop., 54. Houses, 11. The property is supposed to have belonged to John of Gaunt, and belongs now to Sir R.Glyn, Bart., whose mansion here, called Gaunts, stands on elevated ground amid beautiful and picturesque scenery. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £80. Patron, Sir R.Glyn, Bart. The church has Norman traces, and is very good.
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 Hinton Parva has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Dorset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Hinton Parva and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hinton Parva in East Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 10th February 2016
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