In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Woodyates like this:
WOODYATES (East), a hamlet in Pentridge parish, Dorset; 4¼ miles NNE of Cranborne. Pop., 93.
East Woodyates is now part of East Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about East Woodyates itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Woodyates in East Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th 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 " East Woodyates ".