In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Redland like this:
REDLANE, a hundred in Shaston and Sturminsterdivision, Dorset; containing Buckhorn-Weston parish and 11 other parishes. Acres of the Shaston section, 8, 867; of the Sturminster section, 6, 464. Pop. in 1851, 2, 639 and 1,81 9. Houses, 546 and 340.
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 Redland has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of North Dorset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Redland and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Redland in North Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th May 2013
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