Place:


Morden  Dorset

 

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

MORDEN, a village and a parish in Wareham district, Dorset. The village stands 3½ miles SW of Bailey-Gate r. station, and 5¼ N by E of Wareham; and has a post office under Blandford. The parish contains also the hamlets of Charborough, Sandford, and Sherford. Acres, 6,574. Real property, £5,168. ...


Pop. in 1851, 1,018; in 1861,939. Houses, 194. The manor, with Charborough Park, belongs to Miss Drax. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £250.* Patron, Miss Drax. The church is ancient; consists of nave and chancel, with embattled tower; contains monuments of the Erle and the Drax families, and, in 1 867, was in bad repair. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a free school, alms houses, and some charity lands.

Morden through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13737

Date accessed: 24th March 2017


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