In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Moreton like this:
MORETON, a village and a parish in Wareham district, Dorset. The village stands on the river Frome, 1¼ mile N of a station of its own name on the Southampton and Dorchester railway, 7 miles E of Dorchester; and has a post office under Dorchester. The parish comprises 2,311 acres. Real property, £2,032. ...
Pop., 283. Houses, 52. The property all belongs to H. Frampton, Esq.; and Moreton House is Mr. F.'s seat. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £220. * Patron, H. Frampton, Esq. The church is good, and contains a brass and several monuments. The charities a mount to £134, and one of them is shared by two adjacent parishes.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Moreton, in Purbeck and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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