Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LYTCHETT-MATRAVERS

LYTCHETT-MATRAVERS, a village and a parish in Poole district, Dorset. The village stands on a hill, 3 miles NNW of Bailey-Gate r. station, and 6½ NW of Poole; commands a fine view; and has a post office under Poole. The parish comprises 3,329 acres. Real property, £4,259. Pop., 855. Houses, 186. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged once to the Matravers family, and belongs now to H. D. Trenchard, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £551.* Patron, Wadham College, Oxford. The church is ancient but good; and contains a monument to Lord Matravers, and several other monuments. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and national schools.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Lytchett Matravers CP/AP       Poole PLU/RegD       Dorset AncC
Place: Lytchett Matravers

Go to the linked place page for a location map, and for access to other historical writing about the place. Pages for linked administrative units may contain historical statistics and information on boundaries.