In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hooke like this:
HOOK, a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; on the river Froom, 2¼ miles NW of Toller r. station, and 4 E by S of Beaminster. Post town, Beaminster, under Bridport. Acres, 1, 237. Real property, with Witherstone, West Milton, South Poorton, Poorstock, and Nettlecombe, £8, 315. Rated property of H. ...
alone, £1, 147. Pop., 247. Houses, 55. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Duke of Cleveland. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £100. Patrons, the Dowager-Countess and the Earl of Sandwich. The church is ancient, and was repaired in 1844.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hooke in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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