Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Portisham

Portisham, par. and vil. with ry. sta. (Portesham), Dorset, in S. of co.- par., 4540 ac., pop. 705; vil., 6 miles SW. of Dorchester; P.O.; on an eminence near the vil. is a tower to the memory of Admiral Sir Thomas Hardy (1769-1839), a native of the par., who served with Nelson.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "parish and village with railway station"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Portesham CP/AP       Dorset AncC
Place: Portesham

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