Poyntington  Somerset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Poyntington like this:

POINTINGTON, a parish in the district of Sherborne and county of Somerset; adjacent to Dorset, 2 miles W S W of Milborne-Port r. station, and 3 N N E of Sherborne. Post-town, Sherborne. Acres, 1,020. Real property, £1, 638. Pop., 174. Houses, 31. The property belongs to Lord Willoughby de Broke. ...

The old manorhouse was the residence of the Malets, and is a fine specimen of 15th century architecture. P. Downs are a meet for the Blackmoor-Vale fox-hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £200.* Patron, Lord Willoughby de Broke. The church is partly Norman, chiefly decorated early English; has a square Tower, with octagonal turret; and the chancel was rebuilt in 1867.

Poyntington through time

Poyntington is now part of West Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Poyntington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Poyntington, in West Dorset and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th January 2022

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