In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Turners Puddle like this:
TURNERS-PUDDLE, a parish in Wareham district, Dorset; 4¾ miles NNW of Wool r. station, and 7¼ NW by W of Wareham. Post town, Dorchester. Acres, 1,983. Real property, £656. Pop., 111. Houses, 19. The manor belongs to J. Frampton, Esq. The living is a rectory, united with Affpuddle, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £210 Patron, H. Frampton, Esq. The church is tolerable.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Turners Puddle has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Purbeck. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Turners Puddle and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Turners Puddle, in Purbeck and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 09th February 2016
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