In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Worth Matravers like this:
WORTH-MATRAVERS, a parish, with seven hamlets, in Wareham district, Dorset; on the coast, 8 miles SSE of Wareham r. station. Post town, Wareham. Acres, 2,645. Real property, £1,919. Pop., 350. Houses, 67. The property is much subdivided. Purbeck-stone and green marble are quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value £150.* Patron, The Rector of Swanage. The church is old. See AlBan's Head (St.).
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Worth Matravers, in Purbeck and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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