Swyre  Dorset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Swyre like this:

SWYRE, a parish in Bridport district, Dorset; on the coast, 5 miles ESE of Bridport r. station. Post town, Bridport. Acres, 1,146; of which 65 are water. Real property, £966. Pop., 277. Houses, 49. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £140.* Patron, the Duke of Bedford. The church is good.

Swyre through time

Swyre 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 Swyre itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Swyre in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th March 2018

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