In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bingham Melcombe like this:
BINGHAM-MELCOMBE, the seat of the Bingham family in Dorset; on an affluent of the Piddle river, 9 miles NE of Dorchester. It was the birthplace of Sir Richard Bingham, who fought at the siege of St. Quintin, and has a monument in Westminster Abbey.
Additional information about this locality is available for Melcombe Horsey
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 Bingham Melcombe 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 Bingham Melcombe and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bingham Melcombe in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th May 2013
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