In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wynford Eagle like this:
WINFORD-EAGLE, a chapelry in Toller-Fratrum parish, Dorset; 2 miles SW of Maiden Newton r. station. It gives the title of Baron Wynford to the family of Best. Post town, Maiden-Newton, under Dorchester. Acres, 1,370. Real property. £2,168. Pop, 137. W. house is the seat of Lord Wynford. Several barrows are on Fern down. The living is annexed to Toller-Fratrum. The church was built in 1842. The physician Sydenham, of the time of Charles II., was a native.
Wynford Eagle 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 Wynford Eagle itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wynford Eagle in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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