Thorncombe  Dorset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Thorncombe like this:

THORNCOMBE, a village and a parish in the district of Axminster and county of Dorset. The village stands 2½ miles ESE of Chard-Road r. station, and 5¾ NE of Axminster; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Chard, and a fair on Easter Tuesday. The parish includes Ford Abbey, and comprises 4,896 acres. ...

Real property, £6,695. Pop., 1,277. Houses, 267. Sadborough House is the seat of J. Bragge, Esq. There are woollen mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £457.* Patron, J. Bragge, Esq. The church is good. Admiral Hood was a native.

Thorncombe through time

Thorncombe 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 Thorncombe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Thorncombe in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st August 2018

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