Symondsbury  Dorset


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

SYMONDSBURY, a parish in Bridport district, Dorset; 1½ mile W by N of Bridport r. station. Post town, Bridport. Acres, 3,925; of which 100 are water. Rated property, £6,437. Pop., 1,352. Houses, 281. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Earl of Ilchester. There are ferruginous springs. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £969.* Patron, Mrs. Bower. The parochial church is early English and cruciform. Two churches were recently erected at Broadock and Eype. There are partially endowed schools, and charities £19.

Symondsbury through time

Symondsbury 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 Symondsbury itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 26th June 2019

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