Fortuneswell  Dorset


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

FORTUNESWELL, a village in Portland parish, Dorset: 3¼ miles S of Weymouth. It stands connected with Chesilton; occupies higher ground; has a post office under Weymouth, and a good inn; and takes its name from a spring on a height behind the inn, 200 feet above sea-level. This height rises altogether to an altitude of 490 feet, and commands a splendid panoramic view, inclusive of the Chesil Bank.

Additional information about this locality is available for Portland

Fortuneswell through time

Fortuneswell is now part of Weymouth and Portland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Weymouth and Portland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Fortuneswell itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th October 2019

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