In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Woodlands like this:
WOODLANDS, a parish in Wimborne district, Dorset; 4½ miles WNW of Ringwood r. station. Post town, Horton, under Wimborne. Acres, 2,561. Real property, £2,078. Pop., 495. Houses, 93. The property belongs to the Earl of Shaftesbury. The Duke of Monmouth, after the battle of Sedgemoor, was taken here in a ditch. The living is a p. curacy annexed to Horton. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Woodlands in East Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time , and maybe some references to other places called " Woodlands ".