In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Batcombe like this:
BATCOMBE, a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset; 2 miles ESE of Evershot r. station, and 3 ¼. NW of Cerne-Abbas. It includes Newland tything; and its Post Town is Cerne under Dorchester. Acres, 1,109. Rated property, £1,035. Pop., 184. Houses, 37. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Frome-Vauchurch, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is old and small.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Batcombe, in West Dorset and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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