In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Winterborne St Martin like this:
WINTERBOURNE-ST. MARTIN, a parish, with Martinstown village and Ashton tything, in Dorchester district, Dorset; 3 miles W by S of Dorchester r. station. It has a post-office, of the name of Martinstown, under Dorchester; and it formerly had a weekly market, and still has a fair on St. Martin's day. ...
Acres, 3,503. Real property, £3,724. Pop., 458. Houses, 90. Maiden Castle, noticed in our article on Dorchester, is here; and many tumuli are on Four-Barrow hilland Clandon. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £73. Patron, the Bishop of S. There are a national school, and charities £33.
Winterborne St Martin 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 St Martin itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Winterborne St Martin in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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