In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mapperton like this:
MAPPERTON, a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; 2 ½ miles SE by E of Beaminster, and 3 NW by N of Poorstock r. station. Post town, Beaminster, under Bridport. Acres, 804. Real property, with North Poorton, £2,332. Pop., 92. Houses, 20. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Mapperton House, belongs to H.Compton, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Valne, £170.* Patron, H.Compton, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1704.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mapperton in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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