In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Shipton George like this:
SHIPTON-GEORGE, a parish, with a village, in Bridport district, Dorset; 2 miles E by S of Bridport r. station. Post town, Bridport. Acres, 1,528. Real property, with Burton-Bradstock, £6,436. Pop. of S.-G. alone, 413. Houses, 81. The manor belongs to the Earl of Ilchester. S.-Beacon is a bill crowned with an irregular ancient camp, supposed to be Saxon. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to Burton-Bradstock. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1862.
Shipton George 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 Shipton George itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shipton George in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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