Holnest  Dorset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Holnest like this:

HOLNEST, a parish in Sherborne district, Dorset; 4 miles E of Yetminster r. station, and 4¾ S by E of Sherborne. Post town, Long Burton, under Sherborne. Acres, 2, 062. Real property, £2, 274. Pop., 147. Houses, 29. Holnest Lodge is a chief residence. The parish is a meet for the Charborough hounds. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Long Burton, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church has an embattled tower. There is a national school.

Holnest through time

Holnest is now part of West Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Holnest itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st January 2020

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