In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Glanvilles Wootton like this:
WOOTTON-GLANVILLE, a parish, with a village and with W.-Newlands tything, in Dorchester district, Dorset; 6 miles SSE of Sherborne r. station. Post town, Sherborne. Acres, 1,665. Real property, £2,375. Pop., 300. Houses, 65. W.-G. House is the seat of the Dales. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £323.* Patron, the Rev. J. S. Woodman. The church is decorated English.
Glanvilles Wootton is now part of North Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Glanvilles Wootton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Glanvilles Wootton in North Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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