In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Watercombe like this:
WATERCOMBE, an extra-parochial tract in Weymouth district, Dorset; 5½ miles SE of Dorchester. Pop., 37. Houses, 7.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Watercombe in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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