In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wraxall like this:
WRAXALL, a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; 2½ miles NW of Maiden-Newton r. station. Post town, Maiden-Newton, under Dorchester. Acres, 952. Rated property, £998. Pop., 83. Houses, 15. The living is a rectory, annexed to Rampisham. The church is good.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Wraxall has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of West Dorset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Wraxall and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wraxall in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th June 2016
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