In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Parkstone like this:
PARKSTONE, a village, a tything, and a chapelry in Canford-Magna parish, Dorset. The village stands at the N E extremity of Poole harbour, 1½ mile W of the boundary with Hants, and 2 E N E of Poole r. station; and has a post-office under Poole. The tything comprises 2, 433 acres of land, and 1,080 of water. ...
Real property, £3, 902. Pop. in 1851, 899; in 1861, 1, 134. Houses, 220. The increase of pop. arose from the establishment of two potteries and an iron-foundry. Park-stone Lodge occupies a charming site on a hill, and is the seat of J. Touchet, Esq. The chapelry is conterminate with the tything. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £150.* Patron, the Rev. John Parr.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Parkstone, in Poole and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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