In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ibberton like this:
IBBERTON, a parish in Sturminster district, Dorset; on an affluent of the river Stour, 4 miles SW of Shillingstone r. station, and 7 W of Blandford. Post town, Turnworth, under Blandford. Acres, 1, 383. Real property, with Woolland, £3, 185. Rated property of I. alone, £1, 200. Pop., 237. Houses, 54. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Lord Rivers. A range of hills runs through the parish from E to W. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Valne, £220. * Patron, Lord Rivers. The church is ancient, in tolerable condition; has a tower; and stands on the side of a hill, commanding a good view. There are a national school, and charities £15.
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 Ibberton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of North Dorset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Ibberton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ibberton in North Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th January 2015
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