In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Puncknowle like this:
PUNCKNOWLE, a village and a parish in Brid port district, Dorset. The village stands 1½ mile from the coast, 5 S of Poorstock r. station, and 5½ S E by E of Brid port; and has a post-office under Brid port. The parish extends to the coast, and comprises 2,040 acres ofland, and 120 of water. ...
Real property, £1, 763. Pop., 502. Houses, 99. The property is much subdivided. The manor, with P. House, belongs to Misses Frome. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £300.* Patrons, Misses Frome. The church is good, and has a tower and spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel and charities £6.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Puncknowle in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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