In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described North Poorton like this:
POORTON (North), a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; 1½ mile N by W of Poor-stock r. station, and 3 S E of Beaminster. It contains part of Loscombe hamlet; and its post town is Poorstock, under Brid port. Acres, 664. Rated property, £639. Pop., 92. Houses, 18. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £75. Patron, Mrs. Jenkins. The church was rebuilt in 1864.
North Poorton 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 North Poorton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of North Poorton in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time , and maybe some references to other places called " North Poorton ".