In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tarrant Crawford like this:
TARRANT-CRAWFORD, a parish in Blandford district, Dorset; 1¼ mile ENE of Spetisbury r. station, and 3¼ SSE of Blandford. Posttown, Blandford. Acres, 600. Real property, £750. Pop., 67. Houses, 15. A Cistertian nunnery was founded here in the time of Richard I.; was the burial-place of Joan, daughter of King John, and Joan, queen of Alexander II.; and was given, at the dissolution, to the Wyatts. The living is a donative in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £50. Patron, J. S. Drax, Esq. Bishop Poore, of the 13th century, was a native.
Tarrant Crawford is now part of North Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Tarrant Crawford itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tarrant Crawford in North Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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