In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mosterton like this:
MOSTERTON, a village and a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset. The village stands on the river Axe, 1 mile S of the boundary with Somerset, 2½ SSE of Crewkerne r. station, and 3¼ NW by N of Beaminster; and has a post office under Crewkerne. The parish comprises 958 acres. Real property, with Cheddington and South Perrot, £5,923. ...
Rated property of M. alone, £1,367. Pop., 380. Houses, 82. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to T. Hussey, Esq. Mosterton House was the seat of the Hood family; stands directly opposite the church; and was converted into an alehouse. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of South Perrot, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church was rebuilt in 1833, and has a tower. The old churchyard contains a tomb of the Hoods.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mosterton in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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