In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Woodsford like this:
WOODSFORD, a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset: 1½ mile NW by W of Moreton r. station, and 4¾ E of Dorchester. Post town, Dorchester. Acres, 1,742. Real property, £1,596. Pop., 193. Houses, 36. The property belongs to the Earl of Ilchester. Guido de Brient's castle is here, and has been converted into a farmhouse, and partially restored. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £250.* Patron, H. G. Sturt, Esq. The church's chancel was recently rebuilt.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Woodsford in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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