In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Radipole like this:
RADIPOLE, a village and a parish in Weymouth district, Dorset. The village stands on the river Wey, at theinlet to Weymouth harbour, 2 miles N N W of Weymouth r. station; is embowered in trees; and has a post-office under Weymouth, and a sulphurous mineral spring and bathing establishment. The parish is partly within Weymouth borough; and comprises 1, 308 acres of land and 30 of water. ...
Real property, £4, 996. Pop., 691. Houses, 127. Pop. of the W. borough portion, 401. Houses, 76. The manor belonged to Cerne abbey. Villas and other houses were recently built on the road leading to Weymouth; and Nottington House, Corfe Hill, and others are chief residences. A pretty walk goes along the shore toward Weymouth. The living is a rector ., annexed to the rectory of Melcombe-Regis, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church has recently been restored. The churchyard contains the graves of 80 persons, drowned in the wreck of the " Abergavenny, " off Portland, in 1805. There are chapels for Independents and Roman Catholics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Radipole in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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