Batcombe  Somerset


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.

Batcombe through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Batcombe, in West Dorset and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st April 2018

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