In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Holme like this:
HOLME (East), a parish in Wareham district, Dorset; on the river Frome, 2 miles SW by W of Wareham r. station. Post town, Wareham. Acres, 1, 200. Real property, with West Holme, £835. Pop., 50. Houses, 11. The manor belongs to N. Bond, Esq. A small priory, a cell to Montacute abbey, was founded here in the time of Edward I. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £50. Patron, N. Bond, Esq. The church was built in 1866.
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 East Holme has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Purbeck. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering East Holme and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Holme, in Purbeck and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th August 2015
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