In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wyke Regis like this:
WYKE-REGIS, a village and a parish in Weymouth district, Dorset. The village stands on an eminence, adjacent to the coast, 2 miles WSW of Weymouth r. station; commands a fine view of Portland island and bay; and has a post-office under Weymouth. The parish is a liberty, called W.-R.-and-Elwell. ...
Acres, 2,062; of which 440 are water. Real property, £11,243; of which £180 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 1,898; in 1861, 2,025. Houses, 391. The property is much subdivided. West Hill House, Belfield house , and West Down Lodge are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £623.* Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is the mother church of Weymouth, serves as a landmark to mariners, and is of the 15th century. There are a partially endowed national school, and charities £5.
Wyke Regis is now part of Weymouth and Portland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Weymouth and Portland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Wyke Regis itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wyke Regis, in Weymouth and Portland and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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