In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wootton Fitzpaine like this:
WOOTTON-FITZPAINE, a parish in Bridport district, Dorset; 5¾ miles E by S of Axminster r. station. Post town, Charmouth, Dorset. Acres, 1,679. Rated property, £1,366. Pop., 307. Houses, 74. W. House is the seat of Mrs. Luttrell. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £250. Patron, the Rev. F. Lewis. The church is ancient. There is a parochial school.
Wootton Fitzpaine 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 Wootton Fitzpaine itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wootton Fitzpaine in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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