In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Steeple like this:
STEEPLE, a parish, with S. village and West Creech hamlet, in Wareham district, Dorset; near the coast, 5 miles S by W of Wareham r. station. Post town, Wareham. Acres, 3,362. Rated property, £1,498. Pop., 262. Houses, 63. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory, united with Tyneham, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £382.* Patron, the Rev. N. Bond. The church is good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Steeple, in Purbeck and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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