In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Upwey like this:
UPWAY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Weymouth district, Dorset. The village stands near the Weymouth railway, 4 miles SSW of Dorchester; and has a post-office‡ under Dorchester.The parish includes Elwell hamlet, and comprises 1,785 acres. Rated property, £3,017. ...
Pop., 646. Houses, 154. The property is divided among four. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £269.* Patron, the Bishop of S. The church is good; and there are an Independent chapel and a national school.The sub-district contains 9 parishes and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 15,510. Pop., 3,969. Houses, 842.
Upwey is now part of Weymouth and Portland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Weymouth and Portland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Upwey itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Upwey, in Weymouth and Portland and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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