In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Affpuddle like this:
AFF-PUDDLE, a parish in Wareham district, Dorset; on the river Piddle, 4 miles N of Moreton r. station and 8 ENE of Dorchester. It contains the hamlet of Pallington and the tything of Bryants-Puddle. Post Town, Piddletown under Dorchester. Acres, 3,818. Real pro perty, £2,928. Pop., 455. Houses, 97. The manor belonged anciently to Cerne Abbey. The property is divided. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Turners-Puddle, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is ancient but good. Charities, £5.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Affpuddle, in Purbeck and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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