In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Winfrith Newburgh like this:
WINFRITH-NEWBURGH, a parish, with W. village and five hamlets, in Wareham district, Dorset; 3 miles SW of Wool r. station, and 8 WSW of Wareham. It has a post-office under Dorchester. Acres, 4,496. Real property, with Longcotts, £4,214. Pop., 1,020. house s, 235. A seat of the Newburghs was here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £640. Patron, the Bishop of S. The church was recently restored. A chapel of ease and an endowed school are at Burton; and a national school at Winfrith. Bishops Lindwood and Atkyns were rectors.
Winfrith Newburgh is now part of Purbeck district. Click here for graphs and data of how Purbeck has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Winfrith Newburgh itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Winfrith Newburgh, in Purbeck and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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