In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Witherstone like this:
WITHERSTONE, a tything in Poorstock parish, Dorset; 5 miles ENE of Bridport. Pop., 41. It ranks as a sinecure rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £94. Patron, the Earl of Dorchester.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Witherstone in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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