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.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Holme, in Purbeck and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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