In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Pentridge like this:
PENTRIDGE, a parish in Wimborne district, Dorset; on Bockerly-ditch, adjacent to Wilts, 3½ miles N N W of Cranborne, and 9 S of Dinton r. station. It contains the hamlet of East Woodyates; and its post town is Cranborne, under Salisbury. Acres, 1, 764. Real property, £2, 125. Pop., 295. Houses, 56. The manor belongs to the Earl of Shaftesbury. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £214.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt in 1857.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Pentridge in East Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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