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Kingston Russell  Dorset

 

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

KINGSTON-RUSSELL, a quondam parish, now a hamlet or extra-parochial liberty, in Dorchester district, Dorset; adjacent to Long Bredy, 8 miles W by N of Dorchester. Acres, 1, 147. Pop., 63. Houses, 14. A Roman station is supposed to have been here. Kingston-Russell House stands in a sort of oasis, among furzeclad hills; was, for four centuries, the seat of the Russells, ancestors of the Duke of Bedford; and is now a farm house. A church or chapel was formerly here, but has disappeared.

Kingston Russell through time

Kingston Russell 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 Kingston Russell itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13678

Date accessed: 17th October 2017


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