Mappowder  Dorset


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

MAPPOWDER, a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset; 6 miles NE by E of Cerne-Abbas, and 6 SW of Sturminster-Newton r. station. Post town, Blandford. Acres, 1,887. Real property, £2,538. Pop., 238. Houses, 48. The property is chiefly in one estate. Stone is quarried. The parish is a meet for the Blackmoor Vale harriers. ...

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £390. Patron, G. D. W. Digby, Esq. The church is a fine edifice, with a tower; was about to be restored in the summer of 1867; and contains a Norman font, an effigies of a crusader, and monuments of the Cokers. John Coker, author of the "Survey of Dorset, ''was a native.

Mappowder through time

Mappowder is now part of North Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Mappowder itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th March 2018

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