In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Whitcombe like this:
WHITCOMBE, a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset; 2 miles SE of Dorchester r. station. Post town, Dorchester. Acres, 540. Real property, £800. Pop., 71. Houses, 12. The living is a donative in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £13. Patron, Capt. L. D. Damer. The church is good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Whitcombe in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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