In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Buckland Ripers like this:
BUCKLAND-RIPERS, a parish in Weymouth district, Dorset; near the Weymouth railway, 3 miles NW by N of Melcombe-Regis. It includes part of Nottington hamlet; and its Post Town is Radipole, under Weymouth. Acres, 1,237. Rated property, £1,189. Pop., 113. Houses, 27. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £176. Patron, Q. H. Stroud, Esq. 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 Buckland Ripers 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 Buckland Ripers and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Buckland Ripers in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 01st September 2015
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