In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Piddlehinton like this:
PIDDLEHINTON, a parish and a liberty in Dorchester district, Dorset. The parish lies on the river Piddle, 4½ miles N by E of Dorchester r. station. Post-town, Dorchester. Acres, 2, 264. Real property, £1, 673. Pop., 414. Houses, 91. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged once to an alien monastery; and was given, by Henry VI., to Eton College. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £264.* Patron, Eton College. The church was builtabout the beginning of the 15th century. The libertyis conterminate with the parish.
Piddlehinton 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 Piddlehinton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Piddlehinton in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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