In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Childe Okeford like this:
CHILD-OKEFORD, a parish in Sturminster district, Dorset, on the river Stour, and on the Central Dorset railway, near Shillingstone station, 3½ miles ESE of Sturminster. It has a post office under Blandford. Acres, 752. Real property, with Hanford, £4, 983. Pop., 783. Houses, 168. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £316.* Patron, the Rev.E. North. The church is good; and there are charities, £15.
Childe Okeford 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 Childe Okeford itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Childe Okeford in North Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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