Owermoigne  Dorset


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

OWERMOIGNE, a village, a parish, and a liberty in Weymouth district, Dorset. The village stands 2¾ miles S by W of Moreton r. station, and 6 S E by E of Dorchester; and has a post-office under Dorchester, and a fair on 10 Oct. The parish contains also the hamlets of Galton and Southdown, and comprises 3, 271 acres. ...

Real property, £3, 285. Pop., 420. Houses, 82. The property is divided among a few. Much of the land is heathy. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £309.* Patron, John Cree, Esq. The church has an embattled tower, and was recently in disrepair. Charities, £33. The liberty is conterminate with the parish.

Owermoigne through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st May 2018

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