In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Corfe like this:
CORFE, a parish in Taunton district, Somerset; adjacent to the Chard and Taunton railway, 3¼ miles S by E of Taunton. Post town, Taunton. Acres, 1, 127. Real property, £1, 734. Pop., 381. Houses, 69. The property is divided among a few. Much improvement has recently been made; and many new houses built. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £66.* Patron, Lady Cooper. The church was repaired in 1858.
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 Corfe has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Taunton Deane. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Corfe and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Corfe, in Taunton Deane and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th April 2014
Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time, and maybe some references to other places called "Corfe".