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 West Dorset has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of West Dorset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering West Dorset and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Dorset in Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2013
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