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.
Hinton Parva 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 Parva itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hinton Parva in East Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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