In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Winterborne Monkton like this:
WINTERBOURNE-MONKTON, a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset; 1¾ mile SSW of Dorchester r. station. Post town, Dorchester. Acres, 631. Real property, £910. Pop., 86. Houses, 18. An alien priory, a cell to Cluny abbey, was founded here in the time of King John. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £157.* Patron, the Earl of Ilchester. The church is good.
Winterborne Monkton is now part of West Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Winterborne Monkton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Winterborne Monkton in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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