In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Winterborne Came like this:
WINTERBORNE-CAME, a parish, with Cripton hamlet, in Dorchester district, Dorset; 1½ mile SE of Dorchester r. station. Post town, Dorchester. Acres, 1,970. Real property, £1,996. Pop., 125. Houses, 24. The property is all in one estate. A nunnery cell to Caen, in Norm and y, was here. The living is a rectory, united with W.-Faringdon, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, 251.* Patron, Capt. L. S. D. Damer. The church is good.
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 Winterborne Came has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of West Dorset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Winterborne Came and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Winterborne Came in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 04th September 2015
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