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Iwerne Courtney  Dorset

 

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

IWERNE-COURTNAY, a village and a parish in Blandford district, Dorset. The village stands on the Iwerne rivulet, under Hambleton hill, 2½ miles ENE of Shillingstone r. station, and 4½ NW of Blandford Forum; and has a post office under Blandford. The parish includes also Farringdon chapelry and Ranston tything; and bears also the alternative name of Shroton. ...


Acres, 1, 953. Real property, £2, 612. Pop., 620. Houses, 129. The manor belonged formerly to the Courtenays, and belongs now to Lord Rivers. Ranston House is a chief residence. Hambleton hill is crowned by an extensive ancient camp, either Roman or Danish, with two ramparts and ditches, and with outworks. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Farringdon, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £372.* Patron, Lord Rivers. The church was rebuilt in 1610, and has an an cient tower. There is an endowed school, with £20 a year.

Iwerne Courtney through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13674

Date accessed: 13th December 2017


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