In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lillington like this:
LILLINGTON, a parish in Sherborne district, Dorset; 2¾ miles SSW of Sherborne r. station. Post town, Sherborne. Acres, 1,807. Real property, £2,557. Pop., 163. Houses, 35. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, not reported. Patron, R. Gordon, Esq. The church is good..
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 Lillington has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of West Dorset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Lillington and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lillington in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th August 2016
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