In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Litton Cheney like this:
LITTON-CHENEY, a village and a parish in Bridport district, Dorset. The village stands 4 miles SE of Powerstock r. station, and 5½ E by S of Bridport; was once a market-town; and has a post office under Dorchester. The parish contains also the hamlets of Nether Coombe, Higher Egerton, Ashby, and Stancombe. ...
Acres, 3,817. Real property, £ 4,713. Pop., 501. Houses, 99. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £800.* Patron, Exeter College, Oxford. The church is ancient and good, with a tower; and contains an ancient font, a monument of the Dewberry family, and several brasses. There are an endowed school with £25 a year, and charities £7.
Litton Cheney 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 Litton Cheney itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Litton Cheney in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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