In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lydlinch like this:
LYDLINCH, a parish in Sturminster district, Dorset; on an affluent of the river Stour, 3 miles WS W of Sturminster r. station. Post town, Sturminster-Newton, under Blandford. Acres, 2,446. Real property, with Caundle, Stourton, Wake, and Stock-Gayland, £8,445. Rated property of L. alone, £3,477. Pop., 404. Houses, 87. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Marchioness of Thomond. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £458.* Patron, F. W. Fane, Esq. The church is good; and there are a national school, and charities £82.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lydlinch in North Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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