In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Broadstone like this:
Broadstone.-- sta. (Poole Junction and Broadstone) on branch of the London and South-Western Ry., 2 miles NW. of Poole, SE. Dorset.
Additional information about this locality is available for Poole
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 Broadstone has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Poole. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Broadstone and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Broadstone, in Poole and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 18th June 2013
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